RightCrowd Workforce Access – Mining
The Need for Physical Identity and Access Management
Since the inception of corporate mining, access control has played a critical role in helping organizations maintain physical security and time management. From early paper logs to time clocks and today’s Physical Access Control Systems (PACS), the primary role of these solutions has been to keep track of who was on premise and for what duration of time. Unfortunately, that is no longer sufficient. The combination of health & safety regulations and related compliance requirements require mining companies to move from static access control based on manual processes to dynamic access control based on automating a myriad of security, safety, health and compliances rules and workflows. Modern Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) have elevated the role of access control to include Personal Identity Access Management (PIAM) to a large degree by enabling systems to better identify and authenticate individuals, further increasing the ability to document the activities of individuals for both physical security, HR and now health & safety reasons. But these systems are largely physical and reactive in nature, despite their ability to capture reams of otherwise untapped data.
RightCrowd Workforce Access is powerful PIAM solution that utilizes data from your existing physical access control and enterprise systems to deliver new insights on all access activities for a much broader scope of business intelligence applications across the enterprise. As a centralized platform for managing physical identities and access rights, it streamlines the management of employees, contractors, and visitors
6 ways Mining Companies can benefit with
RightCrowd’s PIAM solution
Enforce security and safety requirements
Competencies & Certifications Management
Manage identities and access levels across the enterprise
Automate error-prone manual processes
Time On-Site Monitoring
Implement dynamic access policies to help maintain compliance
Simplified Access Provisioning
Ensure everyone on-site is authorized
Evacuation & Mustering
Implement an emergency response plan
The Zero Trust Factor
Physical access plays an instrumental role in preventing cybersecurity breaches, and should adhere to the concept of zero trust, which has been widely adopted for cyber and IT security. The zero trust premise is that no identity, IoT device, data flow, application or other security related element is to be trusted by default, requiring each to be continually validated using multi-factor authentication before access or other permissions are granted, even if they have been trusted in the past.
Truth of the matter is that many high-profile cyberattacks result from an individual gaining physical access to a server, IP phone, laptop or other IoT using expired, stolen or copied ID badges, falsified emails or other invalid credentials. Once inside the controlled perimeter of a facility, virtually any office, server closet, intercom phone, laptop and other networked building and security systems are prime attack surfaces that can be easily accessed.
RightCrowd Workforce Access has been delivering the principles of Zero-Trust within the physical space over the last 18 years, long before the general market recognized its importance in creating a safe, secure, and compliant workspace.
RightCrowd Workforce Access can help prevent physical cyber breaches from occurring by automating the management of all physical access control activities and policies. Specific proactive measures such as tracking and reporting anomalous access activities, limiting access privileges, and maintaining compliance and security policy mandates helps enforce zero trust.
Make Mining Operations Safer and More Secure
With RightCrowd Workforce Access, you can effectively mine data from your PACS and related enterprise systems to improve overall physical security, safety, and workforce management. Our advanced software solution not only automates manual processes, it provides visibility to activities and data that may otherwise go undetected. Learn how RightCrowd Workforce Access can increase physical security, mitigate risks, and enhance productivity and profits at your mining facilities.