HID Global: More digitization for more security?


The developer of security solutions, HID Global expects a strong increase in the digitization of companies and authorities in the coming years. The reason for this is the increased demands on general security.

Old strategies for old problems

The year 2022 begins where the old year left off. The same developments still dominate everyday life in many areas. Problems with security in IoT networks and supply shortages of essential components such as semiconductors are the perennial issues. But a working world that continues to change significantly also shapes the discussions. HID Global believes that a driven deepening and networking of existing security concepts can offer valuable solutions.

AI and ML as saviors

In particular, the dovetailing of mobile technology, cloud applications and IoT that is already emerging today promises significant improvements in the current security architecture. The machine learning and AI processes that are increasingly being used in this context increase the degree of automation, the general performance of the systems, and ultimately, as a result, the possibilities for securing devices, access points, and sensitive data.

SaaS authentications poised for further proliferation

Another trend that is getting ready to run circles around is that of the software as a service model. More and more cloud providers are implementing services to authenticate and manage goods, interface and identities. The increasing digital-first strategy of many users is helping to make such solutions the standard that is visibly in demand.

Trend toward digital ID

The trend toward digital payment, which has been accelerating not only since the current conditions, is making the call for reliable identity control steadily louder. Companies, government agencies and their numerous lobbies in politics and the media never tire of painting one digital spectre after another on the wall. As the seemingly only solution to these mostly self-inflicted problems, apologists celebrate the introduction of digital identity documents for all, with a supposedly massive gain in services.

Biometrics for reinforcement

Following this self-image, pushing biometrics is actually just the next logical step. Initial applications of the technology have been successfully tested in the population via fitness trackers and sensor unlocking of smartphones. Now the next stage can be introduced. Biometrics in conjunction with clouds should finally be helped to a breakthrough by the security industry, according to HID Global 2022. After all, the solutions being promoted stand for greater security for companies and users.

Hybrid working world

The first overseas companies are already showing where this will lead in the future: to the convenient installation of surveillance technology in the user’s own body. Never again forgetting ID cards at access controls. Always being able to automatically prove where you’ve just been. For the planned anchoring of home office activities in the law in this country, the focus of many IT security officers is increasingly on multi-factor authentication and data protection models.

Logistics problems make for inventive solutions

The current global supply problems are not stopping at the security segment. A lack of semiconductors has the potential to massively slow down the industry. After all, many of their solutions for detectors, sensors, fittings and applications are based on them. HID Global firmly expects that such shortages will tend to fire the imagination of developers. Especially since AI and ML are expected to do much more than they have so far.

Sustainability determines everything

Above all, however, there is an increasing desire, especially among consumers, for more sustainability in the products and services they use. Criticism is growing louder about the careless use of scarce resources and the environmental damage that is being accepted. HID Global believes that companies should see this as an opportunity to grow and compete in tomorrow’s markets.

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