The protection of privacy and private property now concerns the digital space just as much as the physical one. Safeguarding connected devices from data theft has become a matter of cyber hygiene, as permanent communication via easily interceptable, wireless connections carrying so much important data has made connected devices and machines a favourite target of cyber criminals.
For example, autonomous vehicles as fully connected and automated systems can become dangerous without the necessary security aspects in place. At the same time, the need to make security measures transparent and adaptable creates constant challenges for software engineers. This discussion will continue into the future along the lines of freedom and security.