Some experts predict that by 2020 there will be 200 billion connected things. Cars, planes, homes, cities, and even animals are being connected. We are putting software everywhere. This is changing the way we live and how we behave and interact with the world around us. As technology becomes more and more deeply integrated into our lives, we become more and more dependent on it. But this dependence makes us vulnerable if technology fails.
Think about what happens when you’re on the road and your smartphone runs out of battery. It may feel like the end of the world; you cannot access your GPS, your contacts, or anything else. In such moments, you realize how dependent you are on technology.
In today’s world, it’s important that technology is available, protected and secure. If not, we will suffer consequences in our daily lives.
Cybersecurity Problems Are Everywhere
While I have a generally positive view of technology, I’m worried about our future. I believe it’s important to be aware of the serious cybersecurity problems currently affecting technology.
I’ve been a professional hacker for more than 15 years. I find cybersecurity problems in technology in order to make that technology more secure. But after doing this for many years, I’m frustrated. I see the same problems over and over again. We are not getting better. And while we depend more and more on technology, technology is becoming more and more insecure.