Is Edge Security a weak point

Security is a worry because Edge is perceived as a weak point that will provide hackers and malware with millions of new openings into the digital infrastructure that supports tomorrow’s global economy. Yet, although Edge security poses risks, and there are plenty of holes to fill, there are also many leading ICT companies that focus on the big picture and can provide end-to-end security both for individual devices and for the network as a whole.  

 

There are two types of security with which we must concern ourselves. The first is the security of the actual Edge devices; the second is the security of the data those devices collect and send to other points in the network. 

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How does Edge Computing impact the people in your organisation?

For many industries, distributed operational locations are a fundamental part of business, for example transport, supply chains, retail, energy, and telecoms to name a few. For organisations solving the problem of delivering consistent digital services across their federated, and in some cases mobile, locations raises many operational and technical challenges from reliable communication, to governance and control. 

Edge computing describes the way organisations tackle the challenge of decentralising their I.T. to support their distributed organisational models; providing compute and data storage closer to where it is needed. It involves moving computing resources from data centres and the cloud to edge locations that are physically closer to users and data sources. 

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