Ronald Reagan’s shadow looms big in the American political scene, and a favorite saying of his was: doveryai, no proveryai; in English: “Trust but Verify” – relating to the START arms agreements that he signed with the then USSR.
I think that in IT we have a similar stance on many fronts of security, integrity, and identity: doveryai, proveryai, suditsya, or “Trust, Verify, Litigate”.
My prediction: although world population growth is slowing, the litigation per person metric will far outpace population growth, and a lot of the reason for that will be the interrelationship of mobility, information, social, and cloud. New ground for our enterprises, and more work for lawyers.
If someone like Benjamin Braddock were asking me for career advice today, I would replace the word “plastics” with “law”. Probably even greater job growth than “IT” for sure….