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HID Global’s Chief Technology Officer Shares Projections for Top Secure Identity Trends of 2013
Source: HID Global
News Highlights:
- HID Global's CTO, Selva Selvaratnam outlines top 10 secure identity trends that will influence how organizations will create, use manage secure identities.
- Trends span diverse secure identity applications, from opening doors and accessing data to managing visitors and tracking items.
- These and other applications will be enabled using both traditional ID cards and NFC-enabled smartphones that help deliver a “frictionless” security experience.

IRVINE, Calif., February 1, 2013 – HID Global?, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today released its projections for the top secure identity trends of 2013. The predictions span a broad range of market segments including physical access control, logical access control, and mobile access control using NFC-enabled smartphones. Other market segments covered in the company’s projections include visitor management, secure credential issuance, and RFID tagging for traditional asset tracking applications as well as new uses, such as product and document certification and authentication.
“As a company that provides the industry’s broadest range of secure identity products, solutions and services, HID Global offers a unique perspective on the factors driving key industry developments and the adoption of new technologies,” said Selva Selvaratnam, senior vice president and chief technology officer with HID Global. “We believe that 2013 will be a watershed year for the secure identity industry, due to important advances in technology that will drive increased security and an unprecedented user experience across both existing and new markets.”
From HID Global’s perspective, the trends unfolding during 2013 that will impact market direction and influence how organizations will create, use manage secure identities include:
? Users want to move towards a more “frictionless” security experience.
? Mobile access control will accelerate and dramatically change the industry.
- NFC-enabled smartphones will still co-exist with cards for opening doors and other applications.
- Access control will continue to converge on cards and NFC-enabled mobile devices.
- The industry will accelerate its migration from magstripe to prox to smarter smart cards.
- Identity management will move to the cloud, supported by new managed services.
- Secure issuance advancements will make it easier to create and distribute more secure cards.
- A new category of trusted NFC tags will change how we secure assets and protect consumers.
- Highly secure FIPS-201 technology will move beyond the government to commercial applications.
- Access control systems will increasingly feature integrated visitor management capabilities.
HID Global anticipates that these and other trends in IP-based access control will drive new capabilities in 2013 while shaping the market in the years to come.
Detailed descriptions of the company’s top ten anticipated 2013 trends can be found in a two-part series on HID Global’s blog.
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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. Primary brands are ActivIdentity?, EasyLobby?, FARGO? and HID?. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global? is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit


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