Security Trends 2015
Banking and Financial Institutions
Physical and logical security will continue to converge into unified solutions, against the backdrop of a mobile transformation in consumer banking, the U.S. move to EMV credit and debit cards and the early phases of biometric authentication at the ATM.
Hospitals and Healthcare Institutions
The latest secure identity solutions will play a pivotal role in securing the facility, narcotic prescriptions and personal health information and will also be used outside the hospital to verify "proof of presence" for home health service delivery.
As the transition from magnetic stripe (magstripe) and proximity (prox) to high-frequency contactless smart cards continues, universities will also move campus IDs onto smartphones and other mobile devices using systems that can manage multiple ID numbers for multiple uses on multiple platforms.
Government-wide upgrades to new, more secure access control technology will extend beyond the desktop to the door, using both cards and mobile phones, and rigorous secure issuance requirements will drive the growing need for certified and approved printers.
Worldwide demand will grow for end-to-end, highly secure government-to-citizen ID solutions, along with small-footprint, industrial-strength printers that combine flexibility and security, reduce infrastructure investments and maximize throughput.
IP-based access control will grow in importance across the transportation segment, improving security by integrating a physical access control system (PACS) with other solutions on the same network. Meanwhile, biometric systems will offer an opportunity to increase security and profits in both commercial and personal transportation applications.
Organizations will increasingly need to improve security at the door, for their data, and in the cloud, and will move to converged solutions while simultaneously accelerating the move beyond passwords to strong authentication across numerous physical and logical access control applications.
The biggest focus will continue to be defending against threats such as those experienced by Target Corporation and other major retailers. Other growth areas include mobile IDs, the Internet of Things, integrated biometric authentication, brand protection solutions that validate the authenticity of goods, trusted "proof of presence" applications for digital out-of-home (DOOH) media campaigns, and instant issuance solutions for branded credit and loyalty cards.