TOP 5 Cyber Security Trends

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In 2022, the security systems industry will continue to develop despite the social and economic factors that have had the strongest impact on business and the market as a whole. In addition to traditional physical security, large and small businesses are rapidly mastering and implementing high-tech solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and the Internet of things, with special attention paid to ensuring the cyber protection of systems and data. The security sector is gradually moving to a wider range of products and services that not only provide protection, but also work to improve business efficiency, and create additional value for both individual users and companies, for society and the state. 

 

TREND # 1 The combination of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things  

The number of security devices connected to the network is rapidly growing, and at the same time becoming an important part of the Internet of things (IoT) segment. Given the fact that these devices are getting more and more smart features, we can talk about the development of the AIoT direction in the market, intelligent networked devices.  

The combination of AI and IoT takes the entire security industry to a whole new level, expanding the available functionality and facilitating the digital transformation of industry verticals, including energy, logistics, retail, education, healthcare and others. AIoT technologies open up new areas for the application of modern security systems and give users additional opportunities to perceive and assess the situation.  

This applies to radars, systems for measuring temperature, determining humidity, detecting gas leaks, etc. If a few years ago each of these tasks required a separate device, now the trend is multifunctional intelligent systems and an integrated approach to project implementation. 

 

TREND # 2  Converged systems as a replacement for traditional data storages.  

When data is stored fragmented, there are difficulties in sharing and collaborating with it, there is no common understanding of the situation and current operations that are carried out by different groups of users.  

The solution to the problem is the creation of a converged infrastructure that eliminates the shortcomings of independent disparate data processing and storage systems. In the field of security, the trend continues to combine separate systems,  video surveillance, access control, alarms and others.  

Additional solutions that are not directly related to security are connected to the same infrastructure, such as personnel management, finance, logistics, and corporate platforms. Convergence expands opportunities for collaboration, helps to make strategic decisions more efficiently and quickly based on more data and the results of their analysis. 

 

TREND # 3 High image detalization in any environment  

It is important for security systems to maintain a high level of performance around the clock. It is important for CCTV cameras to maintain high image quality in all conditions, including low light or adverse weather conditions. Demands for cameras with technologies to produce full color and detailed images in challenging security environments are on the rise.  

Technologies for full-color surveillance in security video surveillance systems are in great demand today for analog and IP cameras. Moreover, if initially the technologies were designed only for cameras with a fixed lens, then over the past year, in response to market demands, round-the-clock color image technologies appeared in the lines of cameras with a varifocal lens.  

In particular, specialized solutions are being developed, for example, PTZ systems, to which projects also begin to prescribe the requirement for a color image in 24/7 mode. Speaking of specialized systems, it is also worth emphasizing the growing popularity of cameras with multiple lenses, with which the user can compose a panoramic image, simultaneously view both the general image of the object and individual areas using zoom. Similar solutions today are also complemented by highly sensitive matrices for better shooting.  

Such systems are used at large infrastructure facilities: airports, railway stations and city squares, stadiums, parking lots, parks, etc. 

 

TREND # 4 Biometric technologies for access control  

The segment of access control systems today is still going through a transition period, but the trend towards biometric technologies is increasingly visible. Currently, the market offers a wide range of biometric identification solutions: face recognition, fingerprint, palm, vein, retinal recognition. The main advantage of biometrics is a high level of reliability and recognition accuracy.  

Facial recognition systems on this list are becoming more widespread as the most convenient and fastest way to contactless user identification. Considering the transition period, customers are also looking at the possibility of multi-factor verification or setting up different authentication methods for different user groups. 

 

TREND # 5 Zero Trust: minimum trust, maximum checks  

The more there are devices connected to the network, the more relevant the issue of cybersecurity becomes. After a number of major hacker attacks on infrastructure facilities around the world in recent years, the task of strengthening the network security architecture, as well as educating end-users and increasing their level of knowledge in this area, is becoming one of the top priorities.  

The concept of Zero Trust was developed back in 2010, but it has received wide distribution and popularity only recently. The Zero Trust strategic initiative is based on the postulate "never trust and always verify" and is aimed at preventing data leaks, and increasing the security level of modern information systems. The concept was initially adopted by the IT industry, but now its approaches are also being applied to physical security as security devices become an important part of the IoT direction. 

 

SUMMARY  

The security sector is gradually moving to a wider range of products and services that not only provide protection, but also work to improve business efficiency, and create additional value for both individual users and companies, for society and the state.