With many enterprise edge computing strategies still in their early days, edge security could likewise appear as a new – a potential risky – frontier.

The highly distributed nature of edge computing does expand an organization’s threat surface and overall complexity. But edge itself shouldn’t be viewed as scary or insecure – security just needs to be properly prioritized, much like your cloud and on-premises environments.

“Edge computing can create more complexity, and this can make securing the entire system more difficult,” says Jeremy Linden, the senior director of product management at Asimily. “Still, there is nothing inherently less secure about edge computing.”

The big edge security risks should sound familiar – compromised credentials, malware and other malicious code, DDoS attacks, and so forth []