I apologize for not making the relationship clear - see, DRM is the right to access your content as well as your hardware. The end game is "big brother", or big corporation for that matter, wants to constantly have you logged in to their server to verify who you are, where you are, and what you're doing.
This is considered DRM as well as security. If you can't use your credit card because your smart phone isn't next to it, thats DRM - and if they implement a "3 strikes you're out" and shut down your debit card, well, thats security.
It used to be DRM was just the code on a DVD to stop you from copying it to your computer - but that has changed in recent years. Now Motorola can brick your phone if you tamper with the hardware. Thats security and DRM. This has changed because companies are moving away from DRM protection in the form of requiring special hardware/software to to a more service orientated protection that requires logins.
I am mostly speaking from a consumer's point of view here, and from that point of view, DRM is security.
Wikipedia has a decent write up on DRM for those unfamiliar with the terminology - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management
I think she meant in a different way, the way of DRM interpretation with the technology may ends up in decides which products we have to purchase. While manufacturing the product the manufacturer has to incorporator the DRM for their product and products from those manufactures that are adhere to this technology has to buy.
I agree. Security needs to be targetted on the enterprise side where there are more regulations for the organizations to protect sensitive data. Yet, I feel, there are certain provisions that also need to be made on the part of consumers to ensure they remain protected.
Michell, this blog is thought provoking on so many levels. The fact that DRM directly affects hardware sales cannot be overemphasized in my opinion. I also never considered that security (in the minds of some pundits) means being tightly tethered to grid. I have no fewer than a half dozen passwords to access my company's sites alone. Now throw in social networking, online payments, online purchases, random registration for the occasionally-used site and a number of things I haven't thought of and the password list becomes impossible. I usually click the "remember me" box just so I don't have to remember another password. You are absolutely correct that the security solution is being moved farther and farther away from the source of the problem.
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