How Apple could lead the next big tech trend: Security as a service

“Computers come in all shapes and sizes these days. Some go in our pocket, some go in our bags, some sit in our desks and others in large cooled warehouses. Soon we will even have computers that we wear on our person,” Ben Bajarin writes for TechPinions. “”

“What comes with this new era of ‘personal electronics’ is new levels of intimacy with our devices,” Bajarin writes. “Our smart phones are very personal and more importantly heavily personalized. They contain quite a lot of data about us and are gathering more each and every day. We use them to communicate, participate in commerce, gather information, etc.”

Bajarin writes, “As I look out at the markets I study and the technologies orienting themselves to serve them, I am becoming increasingly convinced that the idea of security and, more specifically the idea of security as a service, is about to get a lot of attention. And given Apple’s leadership role on a lot of digital things, I expect Apple to lead the charge in next generation of personal digital security too.”

Much more in the full article – recommended – here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


      1. Get real here. Nothing was secure in the era of rotary dial phones either. In fact, given that most phone lines are unsecured at homes, the phone/DSL lines are still insecure.

        We can gain some level of personal security for our personal data, but for a determined sleuth or one of the NSA guys or a determined sneaky competitor, you are going to have to be equally sneaky & paranoid. It is difficult mentally to operate a a normal person if you adopt that attitude.

        Indeed Apple can help, but I doubt they can protect you if someone decides to target you for intense surveillance.

  1. Can anyone trust a corporation with their security these days? Really? I kinda doubt it. Consider that they can just be coerced to reveal anything, or build in back doors etc..

  2. “I expect Apple to lead the charge in next generation of personal digital security too”

    I would say they already are, within the confines of the current (government snooping) law. They are vastly different to Google / MS with the way they construct products, develop software and secure their users privacy.

  3. Apple has always been LOOKING OUT for its customers.
    SECURITY has always been key to using APPLE.

    Yet another MEANINGFUL reason for consumers
    to stay away from Android and Windows.

  4. Security as an INTEGRATED (embedded) “service” is what Apple is all about. Security as a tack-on nuisance (pay-up or else) “service” is what McAffee, Norton, etc. (plus all the scare-monger “security analysts”) are all about, in the rest of the tech world. They make a living out of the “security as a service” and Apple’s way puts them out of business. 🙂

  5. Apple would be better keeping their efforts on this front under the radar. You only have to look at the constant race they’re in with the Jailbreakers to see how this would play out. Black-hats are obsessive types. They WILL find a way in to your system if they really want to, so a multi-layer security model is still the best way to keep your data safe. Not perfect though. The only way to be 100% secure is to keep your device disconnected.

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