Some Best Practices Smart Cities Can Use to Secure Wireless Devices and Mobile Edge

CIO Review Europe | Friday, October 08, 2021

As cities become smarter with wireless IoT devices and Mobile edges, they need intelligent ways to protect their devices and networks.

Fremont CA: Wireless gadgets are driving the digital revolution in cities all around the world in today's hyper-connected environment. Wireless devices, mobile edge, or multiaccess edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are enhancing individuals' lives and beginning a new era of efficient, data-driven decision-making. On the other hand, cities are grappling with the difficulty of securing the mobile edge as they become smarter. They are pushed to see outside their own device limits at the farthest edges of their networks, where their smart devices exist and their high-value apps function.

Cities throughout the world will require new, intelligent ways to protect their wireless devices and the mobile/multiaccess edge, as well as the sensitive data they collect, as they become smarter and reap the benefits of digital transformation.

Here are some of the best practices that smart cities can perform to secure wireless devices and mobile edge:

Monitor known vulnerabilities

Determine whether devices are connected through cellular backhaul, CBRS, satellite link, or something else, and what security vulnerabilities they have. These loopholes can be found on both the mobile edge or infrastructure side as well as in the device itself.

Continuous asset discovery

IoT and mobile edge security blind spots are wider than ever, with new devices, protocols, operating systems, network kinds, and frequencies constantly appearing. To obtain a thorough awareness of every wireless device in their area, cities will need to have the ability to undertake some type of continual asset discovery.

Automated response

Cities will need to employ some level of security automation to be fast and effective at scale. Both security alarms and the actual security response should be covered. Similarly, businesses should enable interfaces between these wireless security measures and their existing SIEM and SOAR platforms, which will aid in the correlation of threats in their mobile edge settings.

Prioritize fixes

Organizations must evaluate and prioritize vulnerabilities and exposure states based on their severity in order to deploy security resources efficiently and respond quickly to significant threats.

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