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The main goal of Fog Computing and other related Edge paradigms, such as Multi-Access Edge Computing, is to decentralize the Cloud and bring some of its services closer to the edge of the network, where data are generated and decisions are made. Cloud-enabled edge platforms will be able to cooperate not only with each other but with the cloud, effectively creating a collaborative and federated environment. This paradigm shift will fulfill the needs of novel services, such as augmented reality, that have particularly stringent requirements like extremely low latency. It will also help improve the vision of the Internet of Things by improving its scalability and overall functionality, among other benefits.
To enable this vision, a number of platforms and technologies need to securely coexist, including sensors and actuators, edge-deployed systems, software-defined networks, hardware virtualization, data mining mechanisms, etc. However, this paradigm shift calls for new security challenges and opportunities to leverage services for new scenarios and applications. The field of edge computing security is still largely unexplored, and demands further attention from the research community and industry in order to unleash the full potential of this paradigm.