Brussels-based international digital security association Eurosmart is asking for a European cybersecurity enforcement framework, along with the promotion of a European Internet of Things (IoT) trust label and security certification. The organisation advocates a cybersecurity trust label or security certificate for every IoT provider that not only covers data, but also the network used by IoT providers.
Eurosmart has also established a new body called the ‘IoT Security Committee’ to meet the challenge and to best contribute to a secure IoT. The IoT Security Committee will provide suppliers with a self-assessment methodology to evaluate the risk their devices are facing; propose a portfolio of secure solutions tailored to individual risks; and work closely with the European Commission to implement an IoT trust label that can easily and conveniently be implemented by end users.
Stéfane Mouille, vice president of Eurosmart, said: “The latest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in the United States raise serious concerns about cybersecurity. It is imperative to protect the IoT ecosystem and consequently the whole business use of the internet. We count on the newly created European Cyber Security Organisation ESCO to provide an IoT security standard that will be deployed across Europe.”
Mouille added: “The increasing number of security breaches and hacks of internet service providers show that cybersecurity is imperative to protect both private and public data. By now, the gateway for hackers is often an IoT application as these are increasingly connected to other applications and networks and often not very well protected yet.”
The first results of the Eurosmart IoT Committee will be presented at the next Trustech event in Cannes.
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