In 2007, Apple released the iPhone under the direction of Steve Jobs. At the time people did not realize how revolutionary this invention would be. 13 years later, smartphones and other connected devices have completely permeated American society. According to Pew Research Center, in 2019 81% of Americans owned smartphones and 52% of Americans owned a tablet computer. Smartphones and other smart devices provide a large amount of convenience to their users, but the personal data stored on them presents a huge security risk.
Lien, Shao-Chieh; Haythorn, Nick; and Tseng, Yu-Chieh
"Smart Device Cyber Security,"
Student Papers in Public Policy: Vol. 2
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/sppp/vol2/iss1/6