The Top Three Security Trends in 2023
Security investments to prioritize for the coming year
- By Brian James
- Jan 24, 2023
With new and ever changing security needs over the last two years, there has been incredible expansion in the possibilities of where security solutions come into play and how they integrate as adoption increases. As security technology has become more widely used, the interest in new capabilities and increased security measures has increased. As we head into 2023, these three trends will shape the security landscape.
The future of security is in the cloud. Although the security industry has been slow to adopt to the cloud, we have seen an increase in demand in 2022, and the sector will likely continue to accelerate in 2023, as security remains a top priority across the market. The industry has always followed other technology industry trends, as many of the products and services are adaptations of other core technologies, such as cameras and sensors. Cloud migration in security is moving slower than expected compared to the larger technology industry but is still picking up speed as organizations realize the importance of implementing or updating security services.
The benefits of cloud-based security services are plentiful. Beyond improvements in data security, regulatory compliance, and easily accessible support, we are seeing improvements in long-term performance. Cloud-based security allows users to take a proactive approach to outside threats, as many endpoints are monitored continuously. Additionally, cloud-based security is easy to scale with the growth of an organization and is ideal in a distributed business environment.
While other industries may be farther along, physical security solutions will quickly catch-up as they will need to support overall IoT solutions by moving to the cloud.
Added services is the new normal for security. The move to being remote across vertical markets has accelerated the need for security solutions. As a result, as-a-service adoption has become increasingly prevalent.
Smarter devices, products, and services are starting to provide more than the traditional safety, security, and threat identification offerings. New technologies bring the value add of business intelligence and data science. Many technologies, such as cameras, are evolving to offer data capture in addition to traditional security. These security solutions can help users make smarter business decisions, drive additional revenue, and create greater efficiency. Of course, it can also provide better safety and security on top of that.
Meet customers where they are with hybrid solutions. Finally, end users are demanding different ways to consume products and services, including their security technology. Providers must remain agile in delivering technology the way customers prefer to consume it. The best way to meet customers’ needs is through a hybrid strategy so that whether technology is on-prem, in the cloud or hybrid there is an effective solution to meet their need.
Brian James is the vice president of sales, Networking & Security, at ScanSource.