The Computer Emergency Readiness Team Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University has issued a new study that identifies 10 at-risk emerging technologies.

In the report, 2016 Emerging Technology Domains Risk Survey, researchers examined the security of a large swath of technology domains being developed in industry and maturing over the next five years. The team focused on identifying domains that not only affect cyber security, but finance, personal health and safety as well.

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The group prepared the study for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT.

The 10 technology areas include augmented reality, the connected home, enterprise 3D printing (additive manufacturing), networked telematics, smart medical devices, autonomous machines, smart sensors, commercial unmanned aerial vehicles, vehicle autonomy (driverless cars) and vehicular communication systems.

“In today's increasingly interconnected world, the information security community must be prepared to address vulnerabilities that may arise from new technologies,” Christopher King, vulnerability analyst at the CERT division and one of the authors of the report, wrote in a recent blog post about the research effort.

“Understanding trends in emerging technologies can help information security professionals, leaders of organizations, and others interested in information security identify areas for further study.”

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