There will be several important Technology Trends that will restructure the security and identity industry in 2022 and in the years to come. There are approximately seven Technology Trends that will have an impact on the security industry into the future.
1. Supply Chain Issues
Various problems in the supply chain will still dominate security trends, so the industry must continue to be creative in overcoming them throughout 2022. Semiconductor shortages, global logistical constraints, and associated cost increases affect the availability of a wide range of supplies from readers and control panels to sensors and detectors.
Over the past year there have been indications of an increasing number of customers who want to work with suppliers, which makes sustainability points the basis for decision making and business operations. The focus on sustainability will continue to grow, moving suppliers to increase focus on digital solutions, including end-to-end mobile and multi-application technologies, which have less negative impact on the environment.
3. Digital Identity
Digital wallet usage is at an all-time high. It’s no wonder big tech companies are adding new credential functions to apps, to support digital transactions. In 2022, it is anticipated that the moment of using digital identity will surpass the use of physical identity, and digital services will play an important role.
4. SaaS-Delivered Identity
Digital transformation is driving adoption of cloud usage and service models, enabling access control management for applications, physical assets and data. At the same time, all three work together to enable reliable and seamless authentication. As a major factor influencing the security landscape, it is believed that SaaS-Delivered Identities in 2022 will become a customer need.
5. Future of Work
Today, hybrid work patterns are common, and a zero-trust approach for all areas is a trend that dominates the security industry in 2022. Business leaders have a responsibility to ensure a safe environment for those returning to work in the office. This includes securing both identity and access for those working remotely, and identifying the latest trends that make it all possible. Touchless solutions, data protection and visitor management technologies ensure a safe and healthy environment, while multi-factor authentication solutions play an important role in remote applications.
6. Contactless Biometrics
Biometrics are already used in many places, whether it is to secure a mobile device, secure a SIM or other identification, and even to record a person’s physical activity. In 2022, biometric systems paired with cloud-based identity management solutions can support industry development even more. Security functions in biometric technology that enable secure authentication and protect personal data are increasingly being applied in various sectors of the economy.
7. Data Science
The combination of the use of the Internet of Things, cloud, and mobile technology drives digital transformation to interact with the security industry. Balancing protection against potential security threats whether physical or cyber, has made the field of data science study key. This year, artificial intelligence and machine learning, become an inseparable unit of trusted identity solutions both physically and digitally, automation and performance enhancement, accuracy, safety and security.