ISJ Influencer 2022: Kasia Hanson, Global Director – Video, Safety and Security – Network and Edge Group, Intel Corporation


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AI has gone through an explosive transformation over the last five years. This transformation has enabled the push of compute to the edge, which has also shown a gap in the ability of older compute to handle new AI models, which has spurred the push for modernisation.

According to IDC, edge infrastructure spending will increase to $56 billion by 2026, creating a massive opportunity for the security ecosystem to adapt and create new business models with customers to ensure their edge can handle today’s software capabilities. Edge investments are growing due to creation of new AI/computer vision/machine learning functions that process data and compliance requirements and new software models that can process vast amounts of data at the edge more quickly to influence connectivity costs, latency and scalability.

The OxM ecosystem is delivering new types of edge form factors that will meet the need of new compute models, especially those that process valuable camera/AI data – the systems are ruggedised, higher performing, low power and remotely managed, with security built in at silicon level and OT integration capabilities that will keep pace with the rapidly changing technology landscape.

With the advancement of edge technologies and AI will come new use cases beyond security for every global region and segment and new software solutions orchestrated across software, hardware, telco providers and cloud connectivity. A fast emerging example of edge development is multi-access edge computing (MEC), which enables the computing traffic and services from a centralised cloud to the edge of the network to deliver immediate processing and analysis of data at the edge. MEC’s enable capabilities to help with latency, cost and performance and potentially new service models for monetising software and insights.

The expansion of the edge brings a wider threat area for cyber-attacks on physical security and IoT devices. Protecting physical security devices and cameras at the edge is an imperative. Integrators can gain an advantage with increased awareness of cyber processes, technology and ecosystem as customers look to integrators for help in securing their edge devices. Every component from software to silicon will play a role in securing data and maintaining device integrity.

As we think about the evolution of the industry, diversity will continue to be top of mind. We have made good progress in growing diversity over the last year, but we are not done. A diverse industry is a better industry because it not only is the right thing to do, but also helps deliver better solutions. Additionally, bad actors are diverse, so we should be as well. A proud moment in 2022 was the Security Industry Association Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100, recognizing 100 talented women leaders in the security industry at all levels. I am excited to share that Power 100 nominations for 2023 will open in December and we look forward to again honoring another 100 amazing, powerful women in security. WISF also launched the Leadership Series at ISC West and will host a conference in mid-2023 to bring together people, ideas and opportunities that will better the industry. We invite everyone to join us on this journey – together we can do anything!


Kasia Hanson leads Global Video, Safety & Security sales for Intel’s Network and Edge Group. She is a 22-year veteran of Intel with deep technology expertise across IoT, AI, computer vision, cybersecurity, datacentre and storage. Kasia is also the Chair of the Security Industry Association Women in Security Forum, the 2022 SIA Progress Award honoree and a Distinguished Fellow for the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX).

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