PYMNTS: Mastercard: Why A Truly Connected Economy Needs A New Security Paradigm

8/02/2020 - 09:42

Flash back a few years and everyone had one or maybe two connected devices.

There were the smartphones we all had, with a heavy sprinkling of tablets and connected gaming consoles. One could count a computer, although desktops tend to lack portability.

Today, the landscape has changed. The phones, tablets, computers and consoles are still here — but so are smart speakers, smart thermostats, smart appliances, smartwatches, smart televisions and connected cars. And that’s just some of the mainstream stuff; we aren’t even getting into the weird add-ons like smart toothbrushes, smart dental floss and smart egg cartons.