12 HLS Verticals Impacted by Emerging Technologies

12 HLS Verticals Impacted by Emerging Technologies

130222-N-TC587-048 MAYPORT, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2013) Sailors from Naval Station Mayport participate in an active shooter drill for Exercise Citadel Shield 2013. Citadel Shield is an annual Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism exercise conducted on naval bases and installations throughout the continental U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Damian Berg/Released)

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With the advent of technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, the Internet of Things, augmented reality, materials science, 3-D printing, and data analytics, the security industry is being transformed.

Emerging technologies are making an impact in at least 12 applied verticals in homeland security, according to forbes.com:

  • Counterterrorism and law enforcement informatics via predictive analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Real-time horizon scanning and data mining for threats and information sharing
  • Automated cybersecurity and information assurance
  • Enhanced Surveillance (chemical and bio-detection sensors, cameras, drones, facial recognition, license plate readers)
  • Simulation and augmented reality technologies for training and modeling
  • New non-lethal technologies such as: acoustics systems, chemicals markers, communications systems, optical devices, non-penetrating projectiles and munitions
  • Safety and security equipment (including bullet and bomb proof) made with lighter and stronger materials
  • Advanced forensics enabled by enhanced computing capabilities (including future quantum computing)
  • Interoperable communications, soon to be bolstered by 5G for First Responders
  • Situational awareness capabilities via GPS for disaster response and crisis response scenarios
  • Biometrics: assured identity security screening solutions by bio-signature: (every aspect of your physiology can be used as a bio-signature. Measure unique heart/pulse rates, electrocardiogram sensor, blood oximetry, skin temperature)
  • Robotic Policing (already happening in Dubai!)