Cybersecurity and Edge Computing
In an edge computing environment, applications, computation, and data storage are all carried out near the source of the data (i.e. at the “network edge”), as opposed to in the cloud or at an offsite datacenter. Several different types of environments benefit from implementing edge computing solutions, including remote and branch offices, retail stores, industrial IoT, and manufacturing sites. You can learn more about edge computing in this Beginners Guide.
While there are many benefits to implementing edge computing infrastructure, it also raises concerns about cybersecurity, as it creates more systems or devices to secure, or more avenues for threats to enter through. A study by TechRepublic found that 66% of IT teams considered edge computing as more of a threat than an opportunity, mainly because of this dramatically increased endpoint attack surface.
Oftentimes, organizations with edge servers and edge-based devices and applications rush to implement these solutions, and forego security considerations. However, it is incredibly important that edge environments implement proper cybersecurity tools and processes to ensure their data isn’t compromised. Edge computing organizations must be mindful when it comes to protecting the data they’re creating, and adopt a holistic approach to cybersecurity that covers their entire network and all of their endpoints.
StorMagic SvKMS and Cybersecurity
There are a number of different cybersecurity tools that can be used to defend an organization from a breach, but one of the most effective is encryption. Encryption solutions ensure that sensitive information is kept private and give businesses peace of mind, knowing that their data is safe.
Key management systems (KMS) secure organizations’ encryption keys, to prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing and corrupting sensitive data that has been protected through encryption. StorMagic SvKMS is a powerful key management solution that allows organizations to store keys anywhere — whether it be at the edge, in the datacenter, or cloud. It adapts to and integrates with any environment, to deliver flexible, robust, simple key management, all within a single platform, at a surprisingly low cost.
To learn more about StorMagic SvKMS, visit the product overview page. You can also download our SvKMS data sheet here.