The role of computer hardware and devices is to enable us to connect to the applications and processes that make our personal and professional lives easier. They’re becoming a more integral and frictionless part of everyday life but this brings its own challenges. Modern devices gather huge amounts of data and yet they’re often one of the most vulnerable components from a security perspective.
This need to invest in security is going to create a rising pressure to recruit talent with hard skills in the Cybersecurity space, to mitigate the risk of customer data being compromised. Demand for cybersecurity talent from many sectors already exceeds the availability of talent in the market.
The future of systems and devices is focusing on the inter-connectivity of hardware and devices and the Internet-of-things (IoT). Historically devices and computer hardware was built to run proprietary software but now the priority is on interoperability and connectivity, which requires computer hardware and device manufactures to develop their products for a complex eco-system, that consists of communication, software and IT service providers.