While this is an early preview into what may come, it's a good reminder that our world is more and more connected on a daily basis. Neurally connecting to a phone seems somewhat fanciful, but then again 25 years ago, no one could have imagined what the internet has become today.
The more connected everything becomes (IoT, mobile, cloud etc), the more important it is to protect each individual system. Relying on a simple firewall, or even a few Datacenter firewalls is no longer an acceptable risk.
It's critical to ensure that each connected device keeps the least privilege model for connectivity. In today's world, it's not only a good idea, it's a way to greatly reduce your risk and the only effective way to do so, is to segment at the host.
Directly linking thoughts to a phone via Bluetooth — what could go wrong? Technologist Elon Musk has unveiled a plan for embedding Bluetooth-enabled implants into a human brain, to enable disabled persons to regain motor and cognitive function. IT experts however noted that along with FDA approval, the idea faces hurdles in the form of significant scrutiny on the cybersecurity front.