cknightat December 14,2014 The adoption of technology, and trends like virtualization and moving to the cloud expose society to a much broader set of cyber crimes. It is important to consider this, when determining the technology that you are considering for adoption. The minute that data is connected to or traversing a network, it is vulnerable.
mjacobat February 05,2015 The number of attacks vectors are growing as the Internet of Things continues to evolve. Application coders and manufacturers are starting to become more aware and proactive when it comes to implementing security protocols built into network enabled devices. Car manufacturers are a good example of this trend -- as more vehicles are becoming network connected, manufactures are beginning to focus on preventing remote attacks on these systems by putting specific security mechanisms in place.
I recommend checking out: http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/advanced-threats/the-worlds-most-hackable-cars/d/d-id/1297753
marinomsat February 05,2015 I've never thought of the possibility of hacking into drones. I believe that them gaining information over any device is a pretty scary idea. What I believe is almost worse is the fact that Amazon wants to shortly begin using this to send packages. Also with the military using these as weaponds the potential of these being hacked could be a huge future issue.
jczarnyat February 09,2015 The sad truth is that as more and more object become "smart items" integrated into our everyday lives there are more and more potential targets for those crafty enough to pinpoint a weakness. Many homes these days are borderline smart-homes. IP cameras, Nest Thermostats, Internet enabled TVs, etc. This will clearly trend to more cyber crime. Regarding law enforcement getting better; This may be the case, but in my opinion there are not nearly enough technology educated people working for law enforcement to keep up with the current and future trends.
kcn278at February 12,2015 At this rate, objects without smart capabilities are going to be preferred if somehow in the nearby future there will be 'hack boom' on embedded systems. I believe we are going to reach that point in the near future. We've managed to get this far, this quickly.