I heard Lady Ada mentioning the shield is capable of connecting via SSL. In regard to the security issues with libssl in recent years it is prime to be vigilant about updates and have a fully automated update process at hand. In pure software I have such a process in place but I'd find it rather excruciating to perform the documented procedure for firmware upgrades on a regular basis. I see future Shield 101 projects popping up on shodan.io in the thousands.
What's on the roadmap? How will we mitigate this in the future?