Mike Vizard: Edge Computing Emerges as Next Big Cybersecurity Challenge

1/08/2021 - 09:31

"Adoption of edge computing platforms has begun to soar as organizations discover the benefits of processing and analyzing data in near real time at the point where it is created and consumed. The only fly in the ointment now is that with each edge computing platform that gets added to the extended enterprise the attack surface that needs to be defended expands.
IDC forecasts the global edge computing market to reach $250 billion by 2024; a compounded annual growth of 12.5%. Gartner predicts that by 2025, some 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside of the traditional data center or cloud.
The challenge IT organizations face is not all the edge computing platforms being deployed are readily accessible. Most of them need to be remotely managed and secured over a distributed computing network. In many cases, the last mile of connectivity to these platforms is over a 4G/5G wireless network."