Predictions for the top physical security trends in 2022
Physical security is in high demand in a post-pandemic world, but that’s not all that’s changing in 2022. Physical security trends are starting to develop, including some new opportunities for physical security teams outside of their usual remits.
Greater security considerations
Being visible is a vital aspect of the security guard’s job. The presence of a powerful individual helps keeps people in check and deter those who would want to do something illegal or inappropriate. A security guard must be always aware of their surroundings. A simple “ocular putdown” of everyone in your range of vision should be regular procedure. Your attentiveness will be aided by having a great sense of smell, sight, and hearing.
The importance of organizational resilience will be prioritized by enterprise security leaders.
If 2020 is the “Year of the Pandemic,” and 2021 is the “Year of the Vaccine,” 2022 should be the “Year of Resilience.” In the coming year, organizations must make organizational resilience a top priority. COVID-19 will shift from pandemic to endemic status, companies will return to work and travel, and resilience initiatives will need to adjust to the new normal.
Growing Interest in Cybersecurity Mesh Strategy
The cybersecurity mesh architecture (CSMA) replaces the traditional way to protecting the IT perimeter with a more modular approach that allows security professionals to apply dynamic policies to the identity fabric.
A better awareness of security threats
With each passing year, we get a better understanding of security breaches and why they occur.
We’re starting to see the other intangible benefits of having a physical security presence, knowing that 88 percent of security breaches are the result of human error, and that 50 percent of the workforce is “pretty” certain they’ve made an error that could lead to a security issue, according to the same study.
Physical security guards don’t just discourage external threats; they also serve as a subtle reminder to internal employees to think about security and the hazards it poses to employee data on a more regular basis.
Efforts to Make Passwords Unnecessary
Last year, stolen credentials were involved in more than 60% of data breaches. We predict security leaders to discard both the “set it and forget it” mindset and static passwords for sensitive access in 2022 and beyond.