Businessman Looking At Smart Watch IoT devices have also revolutionized the way office workers interact with technology in the workplace, from smart thermometers and air-quality monitors to smart security cameras and door locks to E-receptionists to check in guests. But with all that IoT comes security vulnerabilities, which resulted in some 1.5 billion breaches in just the first six months of 2021. (Credit: wattana racha/Shutterstock.com)

In today’s hyper-digital world, it seems like everyone is depending on smart devices. Whether it’s a smartwatch with an exercise tracker, a smart coffee pot that responds to voice commands, or even a smart desk with programmable height settings, these devices are everywhere.

Even our workplace or places we visit, gym or shopping are replete with devices and sensors that connect us (living in the physical world) to the digital world. Many of these devices typically connect to your smartphone or to other smart devices through the internet, and they’re part of what’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). The “edge” is the term that is used for all digital components outside of the traditional datacenters or the cloud.

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