When it comes to defending against cyberthreats, the traditional method of update, patch, repeat is no longer cutting it. The security market is responding. Are you? This week’s lead Searchlight item looks at the burgeoning field of cybersecurity start-ups. Unlike their well-established competitors, these young companies are devising ways to combat — and even anticipate — new threats that are evolving along with the age of BYOD and the so-called Internet of Things. Searchlight isn’t about pitching products, and this week is no exception. But it is about pitching ideas — and one CIOs need to be thinking about is just how safe their companies are with the security they currently have.
Also this week: With its $3.2 billion cash buy of Nest, Google gets real with The Internet of Things (and finds another way to insert itself into your everyday life); what the net neutrality ruling means for the average user and more!