While 2020 is behind us, 2021 brings us tidings of the same. What does that? At least for the foreseeable future, the Coronavirus pandemic will continue to turn ordinary life upside down. Even so, businesses can deploy various types of security technology, both online and offline, to protect their employees, customers, and assets. The big question going forward is simple: how will the ongoing evolution of security technology affect the outlook for the rest of the year? Let’s learn more!
Trust Has Never Been More Important
First of all, trust remains one of the most important commodities across all industries. It is the very basis of security – and of peace of mind as well. For one thing, customers and end-users alike expect more transparency about the growth and development of the technology they use every day, along with responsible data management. Levels of surveillance are ever-increasing, and that could make some regular citizens uneasy as society continues to change.
Smart Technology Has Led to a Horizontal Shift
The advent of smart technology has definitely led to a change in the way homes and businesses operate. That being said, a horizontal shift has become more evident lately. So exactly does this mean? We are glad that you asked. Optimization, flexibility, and scalability are the primary drivers behind this paradigm shift. Server, cloud, and edge technologies offer layers of cyber-protection that can conceal and store sensitive information for end-users, business owners, corporations, and government agencies all at the same time and all over the world. Thus, online security – and yes, physical security for schools, hospitals, and hotels – will be taken to the next level. Proactive measures and automated processes will also affect total bandwidth use, energy consumption, and cost concerns.
Cybersecurity Will Become Critical
As we have noted before, cybersecurity is the bedrock of ensuring multiple stakeholders can leverage Internet resources in peace. New threats are always emerging, and it is difficult to predict what may be just beyond the digital horizon, so to speak. Deep fakes and cybercrime will become more sophisticated and fiendish. Zero-trust networks and two-factor authentication will also become more elaborate in response. Basic notions about firmware, software, encryption, and identity verification look to harden against unexpected intrusion.
Trust the Professionals at ARK Systems
Located in Columbia, Maryland, ARK Systems provides unsurpassed quality and excellence in the security industry, from system design through to installation. We handle all aspects of security with local and remote locations. With over 30 years in the industry, ARK Systems is an experienced security contractor. Trust ARK to handle your most sensitive data storage, surveillance, and security solutions. Contact ARK Systems at 1-800-995-0189 or click here today. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!