This time last year, we spoke about how 2013 will see increased personalization of IT and mobile devices like smartphones. That did happen, but it also led to privacy walls being breached. In the coming year, thanks to Edward Snowden’s revelations, people will be more conscious about privacy, and will take care to protect information stored on their devices and ensure their online behavior remains confidential.
Michael Joseph, manager, systems engineering, Saarc, Fortinet, says home automation devices that control electrical consumption, temperature of fridges, etc could become new targets.
Security fears notwithstanding, we will be more dependent on technology. Devices like Google Glass and smart watches will get better. Person to person, person to machine, and machine to machine interactions will increase