Forecasting Four Security Trends for 2023

Our world is rapidly changing. Technology continues to grow, threats are becoming more complex – and as physical and digital lines blur, we can no longer talk about security in silos. As a response, more companies are evaluating their current approach to cyber-physical security and identifying how they can stay ahead in 2023.

If that’s you, you’re in the right place. We pulled out our security crystal ball and identified four key trends to watch for this year: 

Cyber-physical security convergence will become the standard 
As the physical and digital worlds overlap, organizations are quickly recognizing the necessity of cyber-physical convergence. Instead of wondering if they should converge, companies are now asking themselves – and us – “how fast can we do it?” Converging cyber-physical security postures provides organizations with a single, cohesive strategy that combats traditional IT threats, as well as physical threats like theft, vandalism and terrorism.

Learn more about how digital transformation is ushering in a new era of cyber-physical security convergence in our whitepaper. 

Big Tech and mobile devices will change how we access our physical spaces  
Today’s consumers are on the go – and technology needs to keep up with them. New technologies from Big Tech organizations – including biometric security measures like facial recognition, retinal recognition and fingerprint recognition – are transforming traditional physical access and mobile credentialing. Apple recently enabled employees to add their work badge to Apple Wallet, allowing them to access the same office spaces as their physical badge. This offers employees a convenient, sustainable and secure alternative to carrying around a physical badge (and risking losing it).

With any of these new technologies, companies should keep privacy top-of-mind as biometrics often usher in concerns about data confidentiality and security. An identity and access management platform that’s converged across cyber and physical securities will provide organizations and consumers with the optimal, most secure user experience (psst: we can help with this).

Companies will SOAR to greater resiliency through new technologies  
As threat complexities deepen, organizations must find ways to protect themselves and their people, products and data. While Security Operation Centers (SOCs) are great frontline defenders, many are currently struggling to keep up with ever-increasing threats and data. Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) solutions – like our own Guardian Identity Intelligence – deliver AI-powered technologies that help make organizations more resilient against risks through threat detection, automated incident response and mitigation.

Companies will use data to better promote Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues like sustainability, diversity, workplace culture and organizational transparency are becoming increasingly important to companies. To promote these issues in their workplace, organizations will use data & analytic solutions to examine data, identify potential risks (both to their reputation and the bottom line), and make targeted improvements related to ESG issues. Our Guardian Workplace Intelligence Solution delivers visibility across IT, OT, HR and physical security so you can make these decisions with confidence.

So, what does this all mean for you? 
 In short, plenty. These trends represent the future of security – and leading guidelines for organizations in 2023. Thankfully, our solutions make the process of converging your security posture seamless, so you can get up and running in no time.

Reach out to learn how we can help your organization optimize and future-proof its security for the new year – minus the rip and replace.

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David Cassady

Chief Strategy Officer

David Cassady has been selling and leading teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions. 

As Chief Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP. 

Mark Weatherford

Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries

Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to Alert Enterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.

Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

Harsh Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.

He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before Alert Enterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.

Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at Alert Enterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As Alert Enterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.

Kaval Kaur

CFO and Co-Founder

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of Alert Enterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.

Prior to joining Alert Enterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.

Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.

Jasvir Gill

Founder and CEO

Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of Alert Enterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.

Prior to launching Alert Enterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.