Security will focus more on the user experience
Focusing security solutions more on user experience will help close the gap between planning and compliance, while ensuring that security adapts to rather than defines end-user habits and lifestyles. Old ways of authenticating will be replaced by more satisfying alternatives.
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.
When it comes to security, I see the industry rapidly moving from security-driven to a very experience-driven conversation. Today’s question is, “How do we make it easier for people to go about their daily lives…and how do we make that happen?” Customers are increasingly seeking a comprehensive secure identity experience for their users, but with a stronger focus than ever on making security a “given.”
The most important element
Why? Users will continue to be the most important elements and yet weakest links in any security strategy, putting themselves and the people they work and transact with at risk when they don’t do their part. Advancements in the security experience will play a vital role in closing this gap between security planning and user compliance.
Making it easier – and even attractive – for users to comply with requirements.
Security will move to a much greater focus on the user experience
- Security technology will no longer define office habits and personal lifestyles but adapt to them while empowering new capabilities, making it easier – and even attractive – for users to comply with requirements.
- Users will have more options for presenting secure identities for authentication. Organizations are now interested having the choice to use any combination of ID cards, phones or other mobile device, or biometric factor such as a fingerprint. The coming years will bring even more options.
Traditional authentication elements like passwords, challenge/response questions and logon tokens will disappear, to be replaced by better ways of authentication.
- Traditional authentication elements like passwords, challenge/response questions and logon tokens will disappear, to be replaced by better ways of securing mobile banking channels, authenticating to corporate data, apps and web services, and accessing healthcare and other sensitive personal information.
Streamlining security is a top agenda item in the industry, and our job at HID Global is to ensure it is seamless, frictionless and easy to navigate. This lays the foundation for organizations to introduce more flexible, adaptable solutions that improve the overall user experience and compliance.
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.