HID Global identifies security trends to watch this year

January 13, 2016 - 

HID Global has identified five security trends that it believes will have the greatest impact this year on identity and access management, citizen identification and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“We’re watching several developing trends in the new year, including growing demand for a more mobile-centric and satisfying user experience that HID Global believes will be the primary driver for security technology innovation in 2016,” commented Stefan Widing, HID Global President and CEO. “Customers will increasingly aspire to a comprehensive secure identity experience for their users that can provide the foundation for more flexible, adaptable solutions in a new era of interconnected digital identities and the Internet of Things.”

The five security trends include:

#1: A more secure identity lifestyle will be built around mobile devices. Computer and network logon, driver licenses and other applications will join physical security functions on phones, tablets and laptops. Wearables will be the next step, and phones will also work with RFID tags to add security and trust to the IoT for proof-of-presence applications.

#2: Security will focus more on the user experience helping to close the gap between planning and compliance, while ensuring that security adapts to rather than defines end-user habits and lifestyles.

#3: The industry will enter its next chapter of connected identities, using multi-layered security strategies that also include biometrics in order to bind these identities to their legitimate owners.

#4: Identity will expand beyond people and their personal identity to the identity of objects and their authenticity, accentuating the need to protect personal information across increasingly interconnected devices, services and applications.

#5: The industry will sharpen its focus on not only what to deploy, but how. Rather than focus exclusively on preventing breaches, the industry will also adopt best practices for controlling what happens afterwards, so stolen identities are useless to thieves.

BiometricUpdate.com recently talked to Janine Kennedy, segment communications manager of biometrics at HID Global, who discussed combining biometrics with PIV to improve airport security, the surge in biometrics adoption by the financial industry, and implementing a biometric identification card system for Angolan citizens.

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