Keeping businesses secure from physical and cyber breaches is an ongoing battle. As technology changes, more opportunities are created to steal an organization’s sensitive data or financial assets. Fortunately, this ever-shifting landscape also results in ongoing technological innovations to improve business security.
Here are some of the most exciting tech innovations that will improve business security in the coming years.
Facial Recognition and Biometrics
Not long ago, biometrics and facial recognition programs were mostly viewed in James Bond or science fiction movies. However, these platforms are becoming increasingly accessible and are a part of our daily lives. Modern smartphones use biometrics and facial recognition instead of passwords and pins. It’s expected that passwords will become obsolete within the next ten years.
Facial and fingerprint recognition impact cybersecurity and onsite security for many businesses. IT teams are hard at work replacing passwords with biometric scans for improved authentication and access control. Furthermore, these tools help control onsite access and eliminate the need for access cards, which are easily lost or replicated.
Centralized Access Control Programs
While access control has always been an important aspect of business security, many programs operate in silos. These silos left security gaps and weak points for nefarious activity. Thanks to recent technological innovations, modern access control systems are centralized for better coverage and a unified approach to business security.
Modern access control security systems use biometrics, remote monitoring, and continuous coverage to fill the gaps left by security personnel. There are also innovations in license plate recognition to determine who is onsite at any given time. Advances in camera technology allow businesses to capture license plate information even when vehicles are in motion or visibility is impacted by nightfall or rain.
By creating a centralized access control system, businesses can mitigate security risks and synchronize security efforts across physical sites and digital access points.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is disrupting businesses in all industries. It’s also viewed as a weak point for many businesses, which cybercriminals are quick to capitalize upon. Cybercriminals are clever and often disguise their tools as trusted devices to access a business network. This is where innovations in IoT authentication come in.
IoT authentication tools create a unified approach to granting entry to a business network. It’s considered the RFID badge of business internet connections. Implementing these systems reduces fragmentation in the ecosystem, making it more challenging for cybercriminals to connect and destroy.
Automated Onboarding and Training Software
Human error is the number one factor in business security breaches. This is often born of complacency or inattention to the importance of proper security protocols. Businesses can help minimize these risks by investing in proper training. However, it’s also important to get employee buy-in and engagement to improve retention of security protocols and information.
Automated onboarding and training tools are becoming more popular in HR and hiring processes. These centralized programs can also elevate security training, creating an interactive user interface. Rather than an employee reading a bland training manual, they would receive interactive training that improves engagement and retention.
Video Authentication Technology
The term “deep fake” is relatively new in the world of security and often gets labeled as a conspiracy theory. However, security specialists are starting to create awareness around the potential for deep fakes and how they can impact business security.
Many financial criminals are using deep fakes to put pressure on individuals or businesses to gain access to data. Eventually, they’ll use this technology to circumvent biometrics. Fortunately, companies can use similar technologies to prevent these issues, one of which is video authentication.
Video authentication technology uses a digital imprint or watermark on a video to confirm its authenticity. This will become more commonplace in security systems over time.
Every step forward in technology presents opportunities and challenges. Staying current on business security risks and innovations is essential for modern companies.