Access Tailgating: Biggest Security Vulnerability

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 22, 2021, 08:31am EDT (Info+)

What is the 'biggest' access control security vulnerability? One security consultant argues that, for most installations, it is tailgating.

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In this report, we share:

  • A security consultant's analysis that tailgating is the biggest access risk
  • Tailgating is easier to exploit than card copying
  • A short explanation of Tailgating and the problems is creates
  • Easy tailgating solutions are not common

IPVM Resources

IPVM has many resources explaining the problem and how to address it in your access systems including:

Specific Products:

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*** ***** ********* ********* *** ***** vigilance *** ****** **********, ***** *********** by ******** *****:

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*******, * ******* ** ******* ****** systems ** '****-********' ********** **** ******** or ******** *********** **** ********* *** same ******* ***** ****** * *** minutes.

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**'* * ****** ********* ** **** tailgating *** "*******" *******. ** ******* out ** *** *******, ***** *** quite * *** ***** *************** **** can ** "******" ********* ** *** circumstances.

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*** ***** ************* **** ***** ** mind ** *** *********** ******** *** was **** *** ** **** ** employer. ***** ****** **********, ** **** many *****, ** *** ******** *** days *** ******** *****. * ******* potential ******* ** **** ****** ** retaliate ***********. *** ****** ********* *********** with **.

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**'* * ****** ********* ** **** tailgating *** "*******" *******.

*** ** ****? **’* *** **** frequent *********. *** ** *****’* **** a *************** ******** ***.

**** ******* *** ** **** ************* more ********* ** ***** ***** *******.

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*** *** **** ** *** ***** that ****** *** ****** **** **** with *** **** ********** ********** ** mitigate *** ******* **** ***-**-*-**** ******* like********** ***? *** **** *** ****** *** they ***** *** ******* ***** ****. Define/write *** ******** ************ ******** *** make *** ************* **** *-***** **** it ******* * ******** ***** **** occupancy *** **** *** *** ****.

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******* ******. **** ** ** *** next ***.

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********** ** *** ******** * ********** problem... ** ** * ****** *******.

************, ** ** * ******* ** "trusted" *********** (******* ** ****** ***** is * '*******' ********) ** ****** the ************ ** ***** ******* **** a *** ** *** ********.

********** *** ** ********* ***************, *** only ** ********* *** ********* ******* which *** ***** ********* ******* **********, inconvenience, *** ****.***** *** ***% ********* anti-tailgating ************, *** *** **** *** the ***** ****** ** ******* ** inconvenience.

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* ***** *** *** **** **** its * *******/****** ******* **** ****** can ******* *** ***** ********* *** vendors. ********** ** **** * ****** problem **** *** * ******* ********** holding *** **** **** ** * tailgating ******* ** ***** ***** **********. When * ********* ********** ********* ** gain ************ ****** * ** *** sure *** ** **** **** ** the ********* ****** ** */* ********* of *** ************ **********.

** **** ******** ************ **** ** Data ******* **** **** ******* ***********/******* technology ** *** ** ******* ******** that * ******/********* *** ***** *****.

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********** ** *** ******** * ********** problem... ** ** * ****** *******.

* *****, **** ** ***** **** to **, *** ********* ***** ********** is ****** * ******* ** ******* spending ***** **, *** "********" **** of ******** ******** ***** ***** **** play. *****, ***-*****, ****** ********, ** similar ****** *** ******** **** ** any ******** **** ***** ******** ** mitigate **********.

*******, *** *** ***** **** *** naive ***** ********* ********* **** **** tout ***** "********** *********" ****** **** have **** ** ** * ******* of * **.* ******** ******* :)

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* ** ********** ******* **** **** hilarious. *** ** *** ******** ** the ******* ** ****** ** *** elementary ****** **** ** **** ******. (Literally *** **** ******). *** ****** see *** ***** * *** **** I **** ** **** ** *** of ** ****, *** **** ****** me **, *** *** *** ****** me ** *********** **** * **** the **** ****** ****** **! "****, I *****!" **** *** ***** *** it **.

**, ***, * ***** ****** ******** is *** ******* ******* ** ***.

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*** ** *** ******** ** *** article ** ****** ** *** ********** school **** ** **** ******. (********* the **** ******).

* ******* **** ******* *** **** a ******* ************ ** **********, *** now * **** * ********:

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**'* *** * *******. ****** *** flight ** ****** ** *** **********. There ***** ** ***** ****** ** exit/entry *** ** ***** ** ****.

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**, ** **** ** ***** ** then?

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