Paulo Empadinhas in his keynote speech gave an overview of the challenges of the DSM, highlighting there are still gaps to be addressed and a more joint-up approach is required to step up supply of more secure solutions by EU industry, and stimulate take-up by enterprises, public authorities, and citizens.
“We witness a lack of education regarding security: from school, academia and in private companies. Education should bring a stronger awareness about the need for security in products, both from the supplier side and the customer. Similarly, a lot of EU companies invest in IoT as a business enabler, however they don’t invest in security. In addition, security as we know it does not apply to the IoT environment, hence new frameworks are required to analyse risks” said Paulo Empadinhas.
ENISA through its work, supports EU Member States in implementing the requirements of the NIS Directive, and initiatives such as the eIDAS, GDPR, which stimulate trust across different stakeholders and support industry policy in cybersecurity. Furthermore, ENISA encourages the use of standardisation - a main pillar in creating the EU single market – which helps support market-based competition, removes market barriers and helps ensure interoperability.
The conference is the European extension of the Annual Security Conference taking place in Las Vegas (USA) for over a decade gathering participants from academia, government and industry to look into ‘the future of cybersecurity’.
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