HID: Mobile, connectivity and identity protection in focus this year

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HID Global said 2016 trends point to a more mobile and connected experience in an era of interconnected digital identities and the Internet of Things.

The identity solution provider listed out possible trends in 2016, according to which personalized secure mobility grabbed the top position.

HID said a new, more secure identity lifestyle will be built around the convenience of ever-present mobile devices. Computer and network logon, driver licenses and other applications will more seamlessly join physical security functions on phones, tablets and laptops.

Wearables will be the next step, and phones will also work with RFID tags to add security and trust to the IoT for proof-of-presence applications.

Secondly, HID expects that Security will move to a much greater focus on the user experience. Old ways of authenticating will be replaced by more satisfying alternatives.

The trend in the third position is secure and connected identities which will fuel safety and innovation in work, shop and play culture.

HID believes that 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.

In the fourth position, HID listed that there will be more attention on privacy in an increasingly connected and mobile-first world as identity will expand beyond people and their personal identity to the identity of objects and their authenticity.

Importance of security polices and best practices are in the fifth position. HID noted that rather than focus exclusively on preventing breaches, the industry will also adopt best practices for controlling what happens afterwards, so stolen identities are useless to thieves.

Arya MM

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