We’ve all heard the continuing news about or been victims of hacked passwords, data breaches, identity theft and lost privacy, because our heavy reliance on Internet connectivity. Our digital world necessitates ever improving security. But now we’re on the cusp of a major revolution where our appliances, cars, clothes and the very fabric of our lives (no pun intended) are also connected. Software and silicon designers must take active design measures for ensuring user data. In this talk, Amit Rohatgi, president of the prpl Foundation, will outline the market and technical challenges as well as the essential measures in the design phase for securing our ever-more-connected digital world. He will also discuss why open-source is appropriately suited for addressing theses challenge and how the prpl Foundation is tackling this from the ground-up.