Data Security – Hidden in the Fog
Security researchers at US Army Research Laboratory are working on cloaking data in a Fog network, conceptualizing a new form of data security that they describe as “cyberfog.”
This involves dissecting the data and spreading bits and pieces of the data across all kinds of devices including a device you may hold in the form of a Peer to Peer distributed mesh. They are part of the OpenFog Consortium which has other illustrious members such as Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, Dell and and Princeton University. This they claim can defeat most of the threats that stand on the face of securing data.
However the researchers warn that implementing a fog network is not as smooth and one has to take in various parameters such as size, density, tempo of the network, the mobility and geographic proximity of users and nodes where data shards are stored, and so on.