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ENISA Industry Event 2018: Certification, IoT and Collaboration

The first Industry Event of 2018 was organised on 24 April by the EU Cybersecurity Agency ENISA in Brussels, Belgium.

Published on April 25, 2018

Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations Department at ENISA, opened the event and delivered a presentation on the current state of the EU certification proposal.

The event was aimed at Small and Medium Size enterprises, midcaps, professional associations and public bodies in the EU dealing with IoT and Certification. The agenda included interventions and panels on the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 (connected factories and smart manufacturing), sector perspectives (E-health, automotive and energy perspective), consortia building and matchmaking. In all sessions, the future challenges and opportunities for the EU cybersecurity market were discussed.

The objective of the event was two-fold:

Firstly, to raise the general awareness in these communities of and to continue discussion on IoT in relation to the Industry 4.0 concept and its effect on the EU cybersecurity market.

Secondly, to increase the collaboration among the ENISA Industry Event members, by identifying common interests, sharing and defining common issues and challenges, and creating and sharing ideas or solutions ‘on the spot’ that might lead to new consortia and cooperation models.

Conclusions

  • The participants understood that their active involvement is necessary in addressing the future challenges of IoT, Certification and the shift to Industry 4.0
  • The industry sector representatives are already actively developing and positioning themselves concerning IoT and certification, but should keep on investing in cooperation and sharing best practices
  • The ENISA industry participants provided ENISA with their views on the future challenges and possible solutions in order to assist players from the EU cybersecurity market to continue its growth and global positioning
  • Given the level of participation and success of the industry event, ENISA will re-assess the concept of the industry event to build on what has already been achieved.
  • ENISA will follow up with the second Industry event of 2018 in the second half of the year.

Background information

The ‘ENISA Industry Event’ concept was initiated in 2015. Every year, ENISA aims to organize 2 events. Past events focused on the common industry knowledge within the NIS sector, on matching supply and demand for cybersecurity products and services within the eHealth and the financial sector, on funding mechanisms, and EU regulation as a business opportunity.

The purpose of this activity is to build an effective industry cybersecurity community by actively involving public and private cybersecurity partners in the EU.

 

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