How to protect edge network security?

- Jul 22, 2019-

In the era of Industry 4.0, the security of networks and data will be a top priority. Companies that use edge technology in large numbers need to ensure that their facilities are secure and protect their devices from network intrusions. For edge security policies, not one step is in place and an optimal security solution needs to be developed for operations.


First, let's define security. Edge security can be complex because the security needs of each stakeholder are different. For example, information technology personnel should associate security with data protection and minimize network vulnerabilities. Operators define security based on operational safety and reliability. So, what is the real security? Then you need to consider the different situations of the IT and OT application platforms.

Secondly, edge computing is in the hands of IT and OT professionals in daily work. The cooperation and coordination between the two groups of professionals is crucial. If the collaboration is not achieved, it will lead to unfavorable results. The two teams have different roles in protecting company operations and assets, and IT and OT teams can work closely together to protect the security of their organization.

Also, the most important part of the edge security process is a comprehensive security audit of the existing environment. In this step, the security auditor can correctly identify physical and digital security threats at the edge. After identifying all weaknesses, develop an appropriate and comprehensive edge security strategy.