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In the quest for higher levels of security, it is worthwhile learning about the game-changing developments that will shape the security landscape in 2022.

According to HID Global, an expert in trusted identity and physical security solutions, the following trends will impact the security and identity industry: 

Continuing supply chain issues will require creative solutions. Semiconductor shortages, global logistics bottlenecks, and corresponding cost increases will impact everything from readers and control panels to sensors and detectors.

The focus on sustainability will grow, driving suppliers to increase focus on digital solutions, including end-to-end mobile and multi-application technologies that reduce the industry’s environmental footprint.

SaaS-Delivered Identities: As digital-first mandates continue to impact the security landscape, 2022 will see SaaS-delivered identities become not just the norm, but the expectation. The move to cloud deployments and service models provides opportunities to manage access control for applications, physical assets. 

Digital wallet adoption is at an all-time high and enterprises and governments are adding new infrastructure to support digital transactions. In 2022, digital IDs will outpace physical ones, and digital servitization will play a vital role as suppliers organize around service models and service-led growth.

Zero trust approach for all is a top trend dominating the security industry in 2022, as hybrid work models are becoming the norm. Security leaders tasked with ensuring a safe environment for those returning to the office – and secure identity and access management for those working remotely – are looking to the latest physical access trends and the best practices enabling them. Touchless solutions, data protection, and visitor management technologies are ensuring healthy and secure on-site environments while multi-factor authentication solutions take center stage for remote applications.

Biometrics paired with cloud-based identity management solutions is poised to fuel much faster growth. Security’s role in delivering biometric technology that enables secure authentication and protects data privacy is emerging across sectors of the economy.

The combination of IoT, cloud and mobile technologies is steadily driving digital transformation across the security industry. Balancing protection against the potential of new physical and digital cybersecurity threats has moved data science into the spotlight, as discussion turns from risk mitigation and prevention to threat prediction and aversion. In 2022, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) become more tightly woven into the fabric of trusted identity solutions, according to securityinfowatch.com.