In 2017, a thermometer in a fish tank at a casino hotel lobby was hacked, enabling attackers to penetrate the casino’s network and transport its “high roller” database to the cloud.
In May, 2018, a denial of service attackknocked out a corporate website for four days. The attack was orchestrated through a network of internet of things (IoT) devices that included routers, security cameras and digital video recorders.
Both of these incidents illustrate why edge security is a growing concern for IT, which inevitably gets charged with controlling corporate security. This job gets tougher as more compute moves out to the edge in the form of IoT devices, robotics and other localized systems and networks used in remote facilities and user areas.
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