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HID survey reveals five themes changing the security industry

HID survey reveals five themes changing the security industry

HID survey reveals five themes changing the security industry

AUSTIN, Texas – HID has announced its inaugural State of the Security Industry Report, which gathered responses from over 2,700 stakeholders to identify the pressing concerns facing the global security market.

Pooled from a resource of end users, IT and security personnel, and across a range of titles and organizations of all sizes in 11 industries, the report has identified themes that are driving the innovations and technologies changing the industry. HID identified five particular common threads:

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

Users are requiring that suppliers provide a transparent footprint in regard to their operations, with participants ranking this as, “important to extremely important.” 76 percent said they’ve seen the importance of sustainability increasing for their own customers.

2. Most organizations still need to fully embrace identity “as-a-service” (IDaaS) to support hybrid work

81 percent of respondents said they are offering a hybrid work model. As a result, 67 percent of respondents state that multifactor authentication and passwordless authentication are most important to adapting to hybrid and remote work, while another 48 percent point to the importance of mobile and digital IDs.

HID notes that the survey revealed almost half of the organizations weren’t ready to implement a comprehensive IDaaS strategy.

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

Growing thanks to the proliferation of mobile devices, including smartphones and wearables.

“The growing popularity of digital wallets from major players such as Google, Apple and Amazon is a key driver of this trend. And expanded capabilities allow smartphone users, for example, to add keys, IDs and digital documents directly in the wallet app. These include, but are not limited to, drivers’ licenses in eight states, verifiable COVID-19 vaccination information, employee badges, student IDs and hotel room keys.” HID wrote. They also stated that commercial real estate companies are outpacing other verticals as large firms are leveraging mobile access as part of their larger tenant experience apps.

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

“Biometric technologies represent a major break from more conventional means of access control. Using biometrics as an additional authenticating factor (e.g., biometric scans to verify an individual’s physical identity) can help organizations eliminate unauthorized access and fraud,” said HID. “The importance of this trend is exemplified in the survey data, which shows that 59% of respondents are currently using, planning to implement, or at least testing biometric technologies in the near future.”

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

74 percent of respondents said they were impacted by supply chain issues in 2022. 50 percent said they are optimistic that conditions will improve in 2023. Major affected parties are commercial real estate companies according to the survey, with 78 percent citing supply chain problems as their primary concern.

Over two-thirds of organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees surveyed indicated that they were highly impacted by supply chain issues in 2022 but are the most optimistic that these issues will resolve in 2023.

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