Data Sanitization & Privacy Preservation Method on Edge Nodes


With more edge devices becoming internet-connected, the demand for real-time, no-delay data processing on edge nodes has increased, as it allows systems to process data effectively while consuming less internet bandwidth, and a lot of data can be processed at or near the source. Edge computing is a distributed open architecture that enables systems to process data closer to the information source instead of sending it to the cloud. Edge is defined as the communication that unites the physical and digital worlds.

Security risks occur when data is sent to the cloud through IoT devices. Every change the data undergoes might lead to a security lapse. Information transmission across borders is being restricted by tightening privacy restrictions. Edge computing, which stores and analyzes data at the point of origin, is a valuable method for avoiding security problems. A strict governance plan might inhibit innovation, while inadequate or insufficient data governance could expose the company to market disruptions. By minimizing data disruption and analyzing data to improve privacy, decrease data breaches, and promote usability using edge computing for data management. An organization’s primary goal is to safeguard the personal information of users, clients, and workers. Data masking has become essential for many firms to protect sensitive information. Companies must have policies for identifying sensitive data, selecting appropriate data masking techniques, and conducting frequent data assurance audits.

Keywords: Edge Computing, IoT, Data integrity, Edge Nodes, PII


Lisa Biswas

Senior Governance, Risk & Compliance Analyst, Commvault

Rashmi Agarwal

Associate Professor

She is research faculty at RACE – REVA Academy for Corporate Excellence, REVA University, Bengaluru, India. With 10+ years of teaching and research experience, her expertise lies in Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Image Security. She has an impressive research record, publishing over 60 papers in international and national conferences, patents, and journals. She actively participates in workshops and conferences, presenting her research findings.

Vinay B Y

Principal Consultant, Investment Banking

Head of Information Security and Cyber Security with significant architecture/management experience across several service areas, technologies and industries specializing in Insurance/Banking Domain. Consistently demonstrated successful implementations, having managed, and executed the delivery of many security engagements. Viewed within the organization as a leader capable of security architecture, development, execution, growth, and staff development.

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