At the start of 2017, we gave our predictions for the year ahead. With 2018 rapidly approaching in our headlights Simon Forrest, Director of Segment Marketing at Imagination, bravely reviews some of our predictions and provides his own thoughts for the upcoming year.
We predicted that 2017 would be the year of hardware ‘insecurity’. While there has been a long list of well-publicised data breaches, we were more fearful of an exploit of popular IoT devices or a compromise of a smart ecosystem that would result in serious damage or service outage. This would have negatively impacted public opinion of smart technology and potentially placed market adoption back several years.
Throughout 2017 we’ve not seen anything significant that would shift public perceptions; meantime experts in penetration testing continue to illustrate potential exploits and vulnerabilities in toys and consumer appliances.
Overall the multi-domain security story is beginning to take hold. Indeed, Imagination built up some great traction with operators such as Deutsche Telecom, Telecom Italia, and notably BT, with these vendors understanding the need for hardware-backed security to be built into the silicon chips they now rely upon.
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