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Predicting the three biggest trends for security in 2024

December 20, 2023

2023 was quite the year for security. OpenAI entered the Chat(GPT) in late 2022, quickly finding its way into everyday life in the ensuing months. The lines between cyber and physical security blurred as threats became increasingly sophisticated. Businesses labored to keep up with evolving technologies and the changes that accompanied them. As we gaze ahead to 2024, we envision a bigger role for innovative technology – and a greater understanding of how it can transform both security and business operations. Let’s pull out the security crystal ball for more insights.

More organizations will adopt mobile workplace access.

2024 will mark the beginning of an era for frictionless mobile workplace access. Our NFC Wallet Mobile Credentials solution has opened doors (quite literally) to easier, quicker, more secure access through Apple Wallet. And expanding technology now enables Android users to add their company badges or student IDs to Google Wallet. Think safer access to our corporate spaces, secure printing, logical access to the network, and even mobile-powered snack time at the office vending machine.

Generative AI will impact every industry.

We’re starting to unlock vast quantities of physical security data that have been hiding in plain sight – thanks to ChatGPT, which launched November 30, 2022. But it’s not without drama; on the heels of its first anniversary, OpenAI’s board ousted its CEO Sam Altman, only to reinstate him days later and give Microsoft a nonvoting board seat. The turmoil revealed many insights about this growing technology, the most important being the depth of this growing technology’s impact – and its potential for future influence. Expect generative AI technology to affect every industry in 2024, notably physical security. We’re already on our way there with our AI-powered Guardian SOC Insights and Security AI Chatbot solutions for physical access and security.

Organizations will use converged security data to amplify their ESG efforts.

In 2023, more companies began prioritizing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues like sustainability, diversity, workplace culture and organizational transparency. As more organizations also shift toward a converged security posture, they are realizing this newly harvested data can strengthen their ESG efforts, according to Don Mahoney, SVP and Global General Manager of SAP’s Strategic Customer Program. He expects to see more companies use this data to optimize facility energy consumption, eliminate plastic waste and prevent incidents that could severely impact the environment.

Ringing in the New Year – securely

As we navigate these security trends in 2024, ask yourself: is your company’s New Year’s resolution rooted in cyber-physical convergence? If not, we can help: reach out to learn how our holistic solutions help companies optimize their operations, secure their spaces and cultivate a seamless Total Workforce Experience.
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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.