The increasing adoption of Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies and smart devices introduces a new era of connectivity where physical objects are embedded with the ability to interact with their environment, execute autonomous activities, and connect with other objects or networks. This paradigm shift holds immense potential to enhance convenience and efficiency and unlock new functionalities across industries, including energy, automotive, government, and healthcare.

Over the coming years, there will be a surge in interconnected smart devices, transforming nearly all sectors, such as healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and retail. From personalized health insights through wearables to autonomous vehicles, AI-driven manufacturing optimization, and immersive retail experiences enabled by AR and VR, there are numerous advancements anticipated. This growth is made possible by enhanced connectivity through 5G networks and edge computing.

To enable security, a holistic approach must be taken to the entire lifecycle of Smart-X devices, starting from secure design until the decommissioning of Smart-X devices, or it will fail. This includes considering the supply chain and recognizing that security is not just a support function but a business enabler for a digital transformation journey. Higher maturity in security practices is required to effectively mitigate the risks and ensure the security of these technologies. Given the risks and opportunities involved, we consider this topic to be of critical importance.

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