EuroCybersec2021 Workshop
25-26 October 2021, Nice, FR
in-person & virtual

Program and Registration


The Concept

The IoTAC – Security By Design IoT Development and Certificate Framework with Front-end Access Control – project aims to deliver a secure and privacy-friendly IoT architecture that will facilitate the development of more resilient IoT service environments. Our system, comprising of a secure gateway, runtime security applications and cloud-based service platforms, will provide comprehensive protection for service environments of various industry domains. The technology will not only protect new deployments but can also enhance the security level of legacy operations.

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USPs outline

What is this solution offering that’s different?
Advanced security

The IoTAC architecture comprises high security level components and solutions like the use of chip cards, PKI encryption, root of trust, secure booting, audit logs and many more. Security is assured all through the design, implementation and operation phases.

Modular architecture

The IoTAC architecture comprises multiple hardware and software components which will allow flexible configuration options to support diverse service environments of various security levels. Underlying core features will be supported with optional add-ons.

Multi-layer approach

Security countermeasures will be implemented both at hardware- and at software-level, comprising a secure gateway, front-end access control, honeypots, checkpointing, AI&ML algorithms and a runtime monitoring system.

The IoTAC framework

The IoTAC framework comprises the Security Baseline as the foundation, the IoTAC Software Security by Design (SSD) principles and the Security Assurance Model (SAM) platform, which will unite in a formal Certification procedure exposed as a service.

Use Cases

Proof of domain independence 


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Smart home

Industrial /


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Prosumer cell


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Drone operation



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Automated car

Latest news

Mix of research updates, blog content and white papers

1st IoTAC Project Review meeting successfully concluded

The 1st IoTAC Project Review meeting was successfully concluded online on 5. October 2021. Project partners presented the overall project concept and the work carried out to the Project Officer and three outside experts. Overall, the evaluators complimented the work done in the first 12 months and congratulated for the…

Registration for the EuroCybersec2021 Workshop is open!

The workshop will take place on 25-26. October 2021, in-person in Nice, France and virtual. You can check the workshop program and register:

6th GI/ACM I4.0 Standardization Workshop on Industrial Automation and Control Systems

On 28. September 2021, Fraunhofer Fokus presented the IoTAC approach to certification at the 6th GI/ACM I4.0 Standardization Workshop on Industrial Automation and Control Systems (6th IACS WS’21) in Berlin, Germany. The presentation “Towards a certification scheme for IoT security evaluation” written by Ramon Barakat, Faruk Catal, Sascha Hackel, Axel…


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