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HID Global employs over 3,000 people worldwide and operates international offices serving more than 100 countries.
HID Global, the world’s leading provider of trusted identity and physical security solutions, plans to expand its presence in the region with a solid presence in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, said Andrew Bull, sales director for HID SAFE, UK & Wire and Southern/Central Europe, HID Global.
Bull said: “Our partner program allows us to strengthen and support training and development across the region. This will be very much in focus. While we’ll certainly be focusing on multi-factor authentication, we’ll also look at some of our other identity and visitor management software suites. We see it as technology that will really be used post-pandemic.”
HID Global employs over 3,000 people worldwide and operates international offices serving more than 100 countries. As organizations adapt to a hybrid work environment, HID Global will also focus on empowering businesses with solutions that help them securely access physical and digital places. The company strives to help organizations manage their hybrid work environment with its solutions that secure access to physical and digital assets and streamline card issuance and personalization.
HID Global has three primary focuses to secure the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. “As the world continues to adapt to current conditions while looking to the future, our team is here to ensure our partners and end users are able to secure and protect their identities no matter where they are.” , Bull added.
The company recently outlined key trends that will reshape the security industry in 2022 and beyond.
supply chain issues: Supply chain issues will continue to be a dominant security trend, making 2022 a year for the industry to get creative. Semiconductor shortages, global logistics bottlenecks and associated cost increases will impact everything from readers and control panels to sensors and detectors.
Sustainability: The past year has shown a growing consensus that end users are demanding to work with suppliers who make sustainability a cornerstone of their business decisions and operations. In 2022, the focus on sustainability will increase, prompting providers to focus more on digital solutions, including end-to-end mobile and multi-application technologies, which will reduce the industry’s footprint.
SaaS Delivered Identities: Digital transformation has brought a shift to cloud deployments and service models that offer ways to manage access controls for applications, physical assets and data, while new form factors enable seamless, trusted authentication. As digital-first mandates continue to shape the security landscape, by 2022, SaaS-delivered identities will become not just the norm, but an expectation.
Digital IDs: Digital wallet adoption is at an all-time high. Large technology companies are expanding new credential capabilities into applications. Businesses and governments are adding new infrastructure to support digital transactions. In 2022, there will be a tipping point where digital IDs will overtake physical ones, and digital servitization will play a critical role as suppliers organize around service models and service-centric growth.
Future of work: Hybrid working models are the norm today and a zero trust approach for all is a top trend dominating the security industry in 2022. Leaders are tasked with ensuring a secure environment for those returning to the office—and secure identity and access management for those working remotely—look for the latest trends in physical access and the best practices that enable them. Touchless solutions, data protection and visitor management technologies ensure healthy and safe on-site environments, while multi-factor authentication solutions take center stage for remote applications.
Contactless biometrics: Biometrics are already widely used, whether to secure a mobile device, driver’s license or other government ID, or to track fitness. In 2022, biometrics paired with cloud-based identity management solutions will fuel much faster growth. The role of security in providing biometric technology that enables secure authentication and protects privacy is evolving in all areas of business.
Data Science: The combination of IoT, cloud and mobile technologies is constantly driving digital transformation across the security industry. Balancing protection against the potential of emerging physical and digital cybersecurity threats has brought data science into the spotlight as the discussion shifts from risk mitigation and prevention to threat prediction and response. In 2022, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will be more tightly woven into the fabric of trusted identity solutions across the physical and digital continuum, automating and optimizing performance, accuracy, security and protection. — [email protected]