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Securing the Edge in the Supply Chain

  • 8 mths ago

The supply chain is something most people take for granted—until something goes wrong. The pandemic highlighted just how quickly business can grind to a halt if the supply chain is disrupted. Organizations have found that edge computing makes the supply chain run more efficiently, but this move to the edge requires a new approach to supply chain cybersecurity.

Computing on the Edge

Edge computing is becoming a necessity in supply chain management as organizations want the ability to precisely track the status, location and expected arrival time of components and other deliveries.

Because of the ability to better aggregate data, edge computing brings real-time visibility to the supply chain, allowing companies to monitor equipment and operations and make immediate decisions that offer a more effective and efficient delivery of goods.

The increased reliance on internet of things (IoT) and industrial internet of things (IIoT) devices makes edge computing in the supply chain possible, and by 2025, Gartner predicts 75% of enterprises will rely on edge computing. But as the dependence on edge computing rises, so do the security risks.

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