Edge computing brings computation and data storage closer together to reduce the amount of data that needs to be sent to and from the cloud. However, while edge computing reduces some security risks by keeping data close to its source, it also introduces new security threats.
Ning Zhang, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, won a three-year $180,000 award from Intel to support work to assure availability of the Intel Trusted Edge Platform (TEP). Zhang brings his expertise in system security and national defense to this project focused on developing new theories and systems to protect the TEP ecosystem, including servers, network, algorithms and software.
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