Security Megatrends: The 2021 Vision for the Security Industry

2021 SIA Security Megatrends report

Leveraging insights from independent research and key presentations at the Securing New Ground conference, Security Megatrends™, an annual SIA publication now in its fifth year, analyzes and forecasts the major trends affecting security industry businesses. The 2021 Security Megatrends report captures a vision of the industry’s future and distills key trends that will impact your organization in the coming year. Each year, the Security Megatrends publication forecasts 10 essential trends reshaping the industry and provides research and executive perspectives into those trends. The trends are researched and defined with the input of executives at SIA member companies, SNG event speakers and attendees, SIA's Executive Council and others. The 28-page report features original research, statistics, summarizations and executive perspectives on the impact of these Megatrends.

2021 Security Megatrends

The 2021 Security Megatrends report found that artificial intelligence (AI) was the dominant trend driving advancements within the security industry, but was challenged by concerns of trust and elimination of bias in AI algorithms. The Security Megatrends report covers technology trends like AI, cybersecurity, facial recognition and data analytics, but also addresses privacy trends, business model changes and other factors that are actively reshaping the security industry. In short, Security Megatrends is no longer a pure business and technology trends report, but a report that balances those trends with the concerns of consumers and the general public. The 2021 Security Megatrends are:
  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Cybersecurity of Physical Security
  3. Predictive Data Analytics
  4. Connectivity and the IoT of Everything
  5. Cloud Computing
  6. Touchless & Frictionless Solutions
  7. Facial Recognition
  8. Responsive Environments & Intelligent Spaces
  9. Emphasis on Data Privacy
  10. Move to Service Models

Security Megatrends 2021

Provocative insights you’ll find inside Security Megatrends include:

  • What percentage of gross revenues that industry companies report they are receiving from recurring revenue
  • What percentage of firms say they are doing "heavy" investment in AI for their products and solutions
  • What the biggest areas of cost increase in cybersecurity have been
  • Why 49% of the industry expects a "significant" impact on in-office security spending due to COVID-19

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