Unisys Forecasts Encryption Trends in 2014; Dave Frymier Comments

network security stock photoUnisys security professionals have projected that adoption of encryption technologies among businesses will rise in 2014 amid recent disclosures of unauthorized access to enterprise data traffic by external surveillance programs.

Reports of third-party intrusion into sensitive data will prompt organizations worldwide to focus on how to prevent data loss, encrypt information and invest in security infrastructures, Unisys said Thursday.

Dave Frymier, Unisys chief information security officer, said the predicted growth in encryption usage will spur companies to transition towards using infrastructure-as-a-service cloud storage platforms.

According to the company, consumers will adopt fingerprint readers on new iPhone devices as use of biometrics systems such as fingerprint identification, iris scanning and facial recognition for mobile devices will grow.

Security professionals will have access to a user’s device type and location and work to combine these identity management methods with access control systems in order to prevent unwarranted access to networks and applications.

Unisys predicts financial institutions will also implement embedded biometrics for banking and e-commerce transactions via mobile devices and embrace a combination of physical and digital security methods.

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