Five themes shaping the security industry

Five themes shaping the security industry

HID, a worldwide leader in trusted identity and physical security solutions, today announced its inaugural State of the Security Industry Report, which revealed that c-level decision makers and security influences across the industry are concerning themselves with five common threads that are dictating the direction of the industry.

The survey gathered responses from 2,700 partners, end users, security and IT personnel across a range of titles and organisation sizes representing over 11 industries. The purpose of the survey was to drive innovations and the technology that supports them, through shared discourse and understanding.

1. Nearly 90% of respondents acknowledge sustainability as an important issue

Footprint transparency has become a key theme, with 87% of respondents stating that sustainability ranks as “important to extremely important”.

76% of those in the security industry noted that sustainability was becoming more important for their clients.

2. Most organisations still need to fully embrace identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) to support hybrid work

Multifactor authentication is becoming more important as more survey respondents are offering, or becoming a part of work-from-home initiatives.

3. Digital IDs and mobile authentication to propel many more mobile access deployments

The growing popularity of digital wallets from major players such as Google, Apple and Amazon. As a result, identification and authentication are more commonly taking place over the phone, including wearable technologies. So mobile access developments must become priorities for businesses.

4. Nearly 60% of respondents see the benefit of contactless biometrics

59% of respondents are currently using, planning to implement, or at least testing biometric technologies in the near future, either as added functionality to an existing product, or through multi-factor authentication.

5. Supply chain issues continue to be a concerning factor, but optimism begin to emerge

According to the survey, 74% of respondents say they were impacted by supply chain issues in 2022, although 50% were optimistic conditions will improve throughout 2023.

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