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Enhancing Data Security and Privacy with ISO 27001:2022 and Biometric Technology

In today’s digital age, protecting sensitive information has become more critical than ever. With the increasing prevalence of cyber threats, data breaches have become a common occurrence, resulting in significant financial and reputational damage to businesses. To address this issue, the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) developed ISO 27001, a standard that provides a framework for information security management systems. ISO 27001 has become a globally adopted standard, providing organisations with a systematic approach to managing and protecting their sensitive information. By adhering to ISO 27001, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to protecting their information assets and maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data. In this article, we will discuss the new updates to ISO 27001 and how biometric technology, such as the JPL Vision Access webcam, can be used to enhance data security and privacy.

ISO27001:2022 Amendments

In 2022, the ISO Information security, cybersecurity, and privacy protection subcommittee (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27) released ISO27002:2022, a guidance document that provides insight into what the new ISO 27001 standard will look like. This new update to the standard represents a major step forward in ensuring data security and privacy, and it includes several important changes.

One significant change is the reorganization of the Annex A controls within four clauses, namely Organisational controls (clause 5), People controls (clause 6), Physical controls (clause 7), and Technological controls (clause 8). This reorganisation makes it easier to understand and apply the controls, which are now categorized according to their purpose.

Another important change is the reduction in the number of controls. The new standard will have 93 Annex A controls, down from 114 in the previous version. Of these, 58 have been updated, 24 have been merged with others, and 11 are new and focus on current information security and privacy concerns.

Despite these changes, businesses need not worry about updating their security right away. The new updates have a three-year transition period and will be fully implemented in 2025. This gives organisations ample time to prepare and make the necessary changes to ensure compliance with the new standard.

Overall, the new updates to ISO 27001 represent a significant improvement in data security and privacy. By adopting the new standard, businesses can enhance their data protection measures and reduce the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks.

The IFSEC Global 2022 State of Physical Access Control Report emphasises the growing importance of security, integration, and interoperability in the access control industry. According to the report, many companies are still relying on outdated forms of security, but the progression of technologies such as QR codes, recognition software, and biometric security means that businesses of all sizes now have more options to enhance their security. From the report, they found that “aside from those already using biometrics, an additional 17% of respondents cited they were planning to upgrade to biometric access control or were already in the process of doing so.” It also highlights the significance of compliance with internationally recognised standards like ISO 27001 for organisations seeking to improve their security posture. Overall, the report underscores the need for modern and comprehensive access control solutions to meet the evolving security challenges faced by businesses today.

Biometrics and Data Protection

Biometric technology has been used for identification and authentication for many years. Fingerprint biometrics, for example, have been used since the early 1900s. In 1967, the first facial recognition software was developed, but it was not until the last decade that facial recognition and other forms of biometrics have become ubiquitous in day-to-day security. Today, many devices such as phones, computers, and webcams include biometric technology for authentication and identification.

The JPL Vision Access webcam is an example of a device that uses biometric technology for security. This process is carried out using a Microsoft Windows Hello device and the JPL Vision Access’s camera which is configured for near infrared (IR) imaging to authenticate and unlock your device. Studies have shown that facial recognition technology can be up to 99% accurate, making it one of the most reliable forms of security other than fingerprint recognition.

The use of biometric technology in ISO 27001 represents a significant step forward in ensuring data security and privacy. Biometric data is difficult to replicate or forge, making it a reliable form of identification. However, the use of biometric technology also raises concerns about privacy and data protection. Organisations that use biometric technology must ensure that they comply with data protection laws and obtain explicit consent from individuals before collecting and processing their biometric data. Using devices such as the JPL Vision Access webcam and Microsft Windows Hello PC or laptop allows no information to be stored internally within the company and is protected via Windows privacy policies. Allowing you to comply with ISO 27001 standards.

Software Last Approach

The JPL Vision Access is more than just a biometric security solution. We have also implemented our software last approach to this HD 1080p webcam. This ensures that no downloads or 3rd party installations are required for the installation or use of this device. This means you can use the device straight out of the box without worrying about malware, viruses, or software conflicts that may come with installing additional software. We understand that trusting sources can be challenging for businesses and IT departments, and that’s why we offer a secure plug-and-play connection to give you peace of mind.


The increasing prevalence of cyber threats and data breaches has made protecting sensitive information more critical than ever. The ISO 27001 standard has provided organisations with a systematic approach to managing and protecting their sensitive information, and its recent updates have further improved data security and privacy. Biometric technology, such as the JPL Vision Access webcam, has also become a widely adopted form of authentication and identification.

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