While an increasingly connected world is a great thing in various ways, security remains one of the main stumbling blocks. While a lot of companies are good at creating amazing products, making these devices secure (and keeping them secure) remains an elusive target.
As such, ARM Technology CEO Simon Segars sounded the alarm at yesterday's ARM TechCon in Santa Clara. Segars urged the tech industry to come together to address the growing issue of vulnerability in a connected world:
"Cybersecurity is a mess if you ask me. Unless we do something, it's going to get worse," Segars said in a keynote address at the ARM TechCon here Tuesday (Oct. 25). "When everything has an IP address; when everything is connected; then everything can be hacked," he added.
In sounding the alarm on security, Segars joins a growing list of tech heavyweights calling for new software and hardware technologies for mitigating the risks posed by hacking and other forms of cyberattacks, which in aggregate cost industry and consumers billions of dollars each year. Security threats loom increasingly larger as the IoT — which already encompasses billions of devices and is expected to expand to include tens of billions more in coming years — continues to take shape.