The threat landscape will get worse. Nation states and criminal organizations with huge resources are creating increasingly sophisticated attacks, and the efficiencies of the internet and the underground economy means this sophistication is very quickly available to a larger set of attackers with diverse motivations – it is clearly a case of when, not if, you will be attacked.
In the future, cyber events could compromise millions, or even billions of cyber-physical devices at once, whether to manipulate their behavior or even disable them altogether. Consider this in the context of digital manufacturing where products are manufactured on the 3D printer nearest the end customer. Or consider this in the context of computing for personalized healthcare, or, more broadly, of artificial intelligence and machine learning being built into devices to support autonomous behaviors. We believe that security innovation will be key to addressing emerging threats and to rising to the challenge of assuring the safety of our cyber-physical future.