Changing how you work, shop and play
The industry will enter its next new chapter of connected identities, employing multi-layered security strategies that also include biometrics in order to bind these identities to their legitimate owners. Secure connected identities will soon fuel innovation in how we work, shop and play.
HID Global is watching five key developing trends that will shape the secure identity landscape during 2016. One of the top developments we are seeing is that security solutions increasingly will be shaped after the everyday habits of the user.
Entering a new chapter
We have previously touched on the industry’s increased focus on streamlining security to enhance the overall user experience. This can only be accomplished by ensuring that security is a “given,” where people can easily and confidently go about their daily lives.
And, after two decades of advances from simple visual ID badges and smart cards to mobile ID solutions, the industry will now enter its next new chapter that will serve as the “tipping” point for these frictionless user experiences: connected identities that are used on a variety of devices for a growing range of existing and new applications.
Multi-layered security strategies will be critical for protecting these connected identities.
Connect with your digital identity
- There will be greater reliance on many digital versions of our identity, used in many different ways across all walks of life.
We will connect our identities to an expanding solution ecosystem for secure access to doors, data and cloud-based services and applications, accelerating the need for unified identity management systems and processes.
- The more we use these connected identities to secure so many aspects of our lives, the more it will fuel innovation in everything from the way we bank and purchase items to how our businesses, hospitals, schools, manufacturing plants and other facilities are built and operated. This will also create new business models and monetization opportunities.
Biometrics is the only form of authentication that binds digital identities to the individual
- Multi-layered security strategies will be critical for protecting these connected identities.
- Biometrics will offer the potential to eliminate digital identity theft while making security even more convenient. This is the only form of authentication that binds digital identities to the individual, determining who is actually using the system while verifying whether he or she is the true, legitimate identity owner for a myriad of new mobile and on-line applications.
Video: HID Global’s Lumidigm® multispectral imaging technology provides superior biometrics performance in real world environments, irrespective of race, gender, age or physical conditions.
Connected identities for a more connected world will also be catalyzed by advances in privacy and trust for applications in the Internet of Things, not to mention best practices for deploying simple yet secure solutions.
Keep following the ASSA ABLOY Future Lab to stay ahead as our industry enters its next new chapter.
By Tony Ball, President of Identity and Access Management Solution at HID Global.
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, Quantum Secure, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit the HID Global website.