HID Global highlights top identity security trends of 2016

HID unveils the need for privacy protection, improved mobile security and trust in transactions has grown

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HID Global highlights top identity security trends of 2016 The highlights are based on customer insights into market developments across enterprise, healthcare, and banking and government markets
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 17, 2016

HID Global released its mid-year update on security trends in 2016 and unveiled mobile solutions and the Internet of Things continue to show market adoption, however customers place value on heightened security and privacy protection.

The update is based on customer insights into market developments across enterprise, healthcare, and banking and government markets.

Stefan Widing, HID Global President and CEO, said: "Customers are increasingly investing in solutions that give them the flexibility to incorporate new and better capabilities that deliver a more satisfying connected experience for their users.

"As we move through the middle of the year, we are experiencing a dramatic increase in customer demand for mobility, a better user experience, and connected environments.  We have also forged new partnerships with major industry players who have the same vision to create an extraordinary user experience and we look forward to unveiling more about these partnerships as deployments progress throughout the year."

HID stated that the first trend is mobilising security, which means a secure identity lifestyle will be built around the convenience of mobile devices. Plus 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. The demand for mobile solutions continues to grow, along with an increasing focus on security issues. The definition of mobility is also expanding to encompass the broader idea of "on-the-go" convenience and efficiency, where smartphones can be used as both a credential and a general-purpose reader for new use cases, revealed HID.

The second trend is where security will move towards focussing on user experience, as customers want an easier, more trustworthy wat to use digital identities to access on-the-go services and applications. HID revealed that biometrics will continue to emerge as a solution to bring security and convenience together.

HID reveal that the third trend is how connected and secure identities will fuel how users work, shop and play. This trend is being fueled by a growing interest in wearables and use of sensors for IoT-based solutions aimed at new use cases for employee productivity, asset tracking, energy management and employee safety.

The fourth trend is that more attention will be made on privacy as the world becomes more connected. Again, HID stated that Biometrics also continues to play a pivotal role in privacy protection for an increasingly connected world, and solutions became available in early 2016 that include intelligent encryption-enabled and tamper-resistant fingerprint devices to more effectively address these challenges.

The final trend is that rather than focusing exclusively on preventing breaches, the industry will also adopt best practices for controlling what happens afterwards, so stolen identities are useless to thieves.

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