Major Tech Trends Affecting the Security Sector in 2022

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Many technological trends are emerging nowadays in pursuit of shaping the industry sectors across the world. But gradually, over the years, there has been an emerging pattern revealing the sentiments and technologies a sector should prioritize. The keyword here is “trust,” which plays a crucial role in the industrial ecosystem. 

According to one survey by the 2021 Edelman Trust Barometer, results from the respondents in 28 countries showed that trust in the technology sector is globally declining, along with the concerns of climatic change, job losses, and cyber attacks. 

It is necessary to match the continuing pace of technological innovation through an equitable evolution in building trust in technology usage. And this is the right time to develop a healthy desire, on behalf of individuals, organizations, and policymakers, to ensure that innovative technologies are designed, manufactured, and used positively that people can trust. 

Technology shaping security sector

These are the innovations and perceptions that will continue to transform security in 2022 and beyond to realize a more considerate, secure, and environmentally friendly society based on a dependable and trustworthy ecosystem of innovation.

1. Connection through hybrid environments

The technology architecture used to deliver services has become invisible to the users of technology, from a consumer using a mobile phone to security professionals handling video surveillance. Nowadays, everything is ‘connected’; therefore, it makes no difference if the processing occurs on a device, a local server, or a remote data center. 

A security solution vendor would never decide the environments and architecture they should use for a customer. Instead, they would equip their customers with the tools and flexibility to decide on the best solution for their respective situations. Also, because everything is now ‘connected’ by default, most surveillance solutions will be hybrid, which has implications. 

2. Healthy skepticism for cybersecurity

Skepticism is never regarded as a positive trait. However, it is a sensible one when it comes to cybersecurity. In this era of the connected world, where every day we have an increasing number of interconnected systems, assurance is required from the comprehensive security strategies that if one area is compromised, the rest of the plans will not collapse. 

There are billions of connections that exist between devices, networks, and data centers, making the concept of securing a perimeter around any organization almost entirely obsolete. Previously, there were walls between these networks, but they are currently permeable. It is high time that a new approach is introduced to secure these interconnected networks. Although architects have started working on them, and a few have been introduced, we still need a few more to retain the trust of the employees of an organization on the network.

3. Measures regarding authentication

In the era of data tampering, authenticity is emerging as the next significant barrier. This also raises the question of trust and increased scrutiny in cybersecurity. This sounds reasonable for both hardware networks and video surveillance itself. It is easy to tamper with a video after it is captured, along with the increased sophistication in creating manipulated images. Trust surveillance is challenging when you assign no value to its authenticity. 

This happens to be a severe issue for the security industry as a whole. Therefore, the sector must initiate standardized approaches to secure the authenticity of video footage captured by video surveillance cameras, primarily based on open source software and initiatives. They must supply genuine proof that a specific video was produced inside a particular camera and that it has not been tampered with by adding a digital signature at the point of capture.

4. Optimize security with AI

There will hardly be any trend in a few years without mentioning artificial intelligence (AI) at its core. Regarding security and surveillance, AI is involved with everything, from image quality and analytics to camera configuration to performance. You can optimize a process to its full potential by taking a simple process and applying AI to it. The legislation on multiple levels of government must ensure that AI is being used ethically and unbiased. And every organization that employs AI must adhere to those ethics and rules. 

AI becoming embedded into every aspect of video surveillance can indeed prove to be a positive thing. The businesses are ready to lay a foundation for the next industrial revolution and the growth of other AI-based technological trends with a joint agreement on local, regional, and international levels.

Final Thoughts

Most of the technology trends look like they are presenting an opportunity. But, they always need to be examined through a lens of whether they can be developed and sustainably brought to the market. It is essential to embed sustainability in everything we do, including how we design and manufacture products and how we run our business.

We are looking at 2022 with many opportunities but not without any challenges. Moreover, embracing the future technology and having a focused and driven approach can easily face these challenges head-on. 

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