Like networking, security is one of the IT components that affects every part of an IT system, ranging from a sensor or automated machine or a human user of a device to the heart of a huge enterprise data center. Everybody who uses IT of any type has to be aware of and plan for security, especially in the hyper-connected world we share. We’ve come a long way from the early days of the Internet, in which most people used short, simple and easy-to-remember passwords to log in to online services, to present day, in which double- and triple-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption is common. Trends in security for 2014 include more wearable computers, an increase in Near-Field Communication (NFC) opportunities and more connected homes—which, as one of our sources claims, will bring a new measure of “creepiness” into our lives.

This eWEEK slide show features perspectives from Grayson Milbourne, Webroot director of security intelligence; Jim Ivers, chief security strategist at Covata; and TeleSign CTO Charles McColgan. 

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