Top Security Industry Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2021



IndustryWired has listed top security industry trends that will shape the security industry in 2021

2020 was a year full of surprises, especially, for the security industry. The year was strange and unsettling for everyone and perhaps even more for security professionals. The security industry met with unexpected challenges all of a sudden when the Covid-19 pandemic shifted the working system to remote mode. With the digital revolution already knocking the company’s doors, small, medium and large companies were relying on computerised systems to manage their routines. What came as the blow was a sudden switch of work from office corridor to flexible house environment. Work from home and unusual working hours weakened the security processes. Unfortunately, 2021 is partly taking the same way that the previous year did, and on the other hand, companies are opening their office area to start physical works.

Henceforth, we have no other option but to encrypt our data from cyber attacks, while also protecting employees from contracting the disease. IndustryWired has listed top security trends that we need to look out for in 2021.

Intelligent video technology

Even though inoculation programs are occurring on large scale, we can’t deny the fact that coronavirus is still lingering in the society, that too with more and more variants. The company holds the responsibility to make sure that employees are safe. A single person getting infected with the virus in the office premise will lead the whole organisation to go under quarantine. Henceforth, the only way out is by following all the safety protocols. Organisations use intelligent video technology to help companies keep an eye on their employees and customer’s safety. Intelligent video is digital video technology integrated with analytical software. Video analytics software may run on a networked device, such as sophisticated IP cameras in an embedded system or on a computer computing device. This technology helps companies ensure that their employees follow social distancing, wear masks and not enter crowded spots.

Emerging threat detection and response capabilities

Online security is critical for companies that deal with large datasets. To be precise, almost all the companies in the digital world hold the key to big data. Housing the data at a safe place and using it for analysis is increasingly becoming hectic. Henceforth, companies are adopting threat detections solutions to automate the monitoring, collection and correlation of data gathered from multiple IT security tools. This provision not only improves the security of data but also automates threat detection processes and accelerates incident response capability. 

Reassessing security strategies

No security solution can provide 100% protection to data. As cybersecurity technologies evolve, cybercriminals too take hints from them. Henceforth, despite having a well-established security solution, companies should also think for remedies if their data is breached. They should ensure that their organisation is prepared for the increasing sophistication and professionalism of organised criminals. For this, security leaders should reassess security strategy of the company. They should develop an infrastructure that protects data and is ready to counteract if there is a breach.

Artificial intelligence in security radar

As 2020 turned to be an unexpected year, we can’t loosen our guard in 2021. Similar to 2020, this year too might have a lot of breakthrough technologies coming into the big picture. Whatever enters the technology sector, artificial intelligence will still remain as the core source. In the security arena, artificial intelligence will power decision making across a broad range of security and digital business use cases.

Making edge computing a mandatory source

Edge computing is a networking philosophy focused on bringing computing as close to the source of data as possible in order to reduce latency and bandwidth use. 2021 is leveraging a new way of analysis by employing edge computing into security cameras. With increased edge computing and optimised AI algorithms, it will become common to see security cameras with intelligent tasks added to it. This improves security at local bases and enhances the efficiency of data systems.