The Cybersecurity Standardization Conference 2021, organized February 2-4, 2021 by ENISA, had the purpose to provide an overview about the European standardization efforts in support of the EU Cybersecurity Act. Panel 4 on the second day of the event was of special interest for IoTAC as this session focused on consumer IoT related standardisation, “Future schemes: Consumer IoT.” Besides learning about the position in respect of standardisation of the consumer (represented by ANEC), and the industry (STMicroelectronics, Eurosmart, APPLIA), two presentations were dedicated to the standardisation activities and results of ETSI and CEN-CENELEC respectively.
All participants agreed that standardisation is relevant for future growth because it provides a baseline, which establishes trust for the products and services. Another important message communicated uniformly by the speakers was the need for inclusiveness, the involvement of all stakeholders in the preparation of new standards.
As IoTAC has the objective to design and develop its modules and architecture according to prevailing industry cybersecurity standards and more than that, contribute to future standardisation efforts, the project will closely monitor the European standardisation efforts and will provide input to new standardisation initiatives in other IoT domains.
For more highlights of the conference, see ENISA’s summary: https://www.enisa.europa.eu/news/enisa-news/highlights-of-the-cybersecurity-standardisation-conference.