FISHERS - Fishers-based STANLEY Security Solutions Inc., a division of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), has released its outlook for data security for the approaching year.

The Industry Trends Report indicates cloud technology, network security, and machine learning will be further utilized in 2020.

“The rate of innovation has literally outpaced human ability to adopt technology. That’s how quickly new technology is coming to market,” said Matthew Kushner, president of STANLEY Security. "We’re entering a new era of security in 2020 – one that is defined by change, disruption, and innovation."

Kushner says the STANLEY security report takes a close look into the demands, expectations and problem areas for IT professionals responsible for protecting company data from hackers or other unauthorized outside sources.

The company says the report is based on input from security decision-makers from across North America and Europe.

The report analyzes emerging trends that STANLEY expects will change the way businesses view and manage their security.

“The report also highlights one of the biggest challenges in the security industry: Across the globe, businesses are largely passive about their security providers,” Kushner said. “As we move into this new era, we’re going to see more businesses treating security as a holistic solution, and one that aligns with their overall organizational strategy.”

Kushner says companies that see an opportunity with changing technology, and take advantage of security innovations, will be in a better position to protect business data in the years ahead.

To learn more about the report, click here.