The H2020 IoTAC project held its annual IoT Day roundtable on April 17,2023, with a focus on understanding the impact of the new European Cyber Resilience Act. The roundtable featured experts from various organizations, including the EU Commission, NIST, Eurosmart, the Eclipse Foundation, BEUC, ECSO, and industry actors such as Eviden, EY, Airbus, Telekom, TÜVIT, and Arthur’s Legal.
The European Cyber Resilience Act seeks to address two significant issues: the low level of cybersecurity in many products and the lack of understanding and access to information by users. The roundtable focused on how the new act will achieve its targeted goals and how it will affect the various actors.
Participants provided insights into the key concepts of the new act, including the somewhat different approach of the US NIST, the role of existing standards and known technologies in the implementation phase, and the challenges faced by the open-source community. The roundtable also presented the perspectives of customers and industry actors.
Overall, participants agreed that the new act is a much-needed step in the right direction, but there is still much work to be done to improve the security landscape.
The roundtable provided a valuable forum for industry experts to discuss the implications of the new European Cyber Resilience Act. By bringing together a diverse range of perspectives, the event shed light on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as it seeks to improve cybersecurity and protect users. As the industry continues to grapple with these complex issues, events like the H2020 IoTAC roundtable play an important role in fostering collaboration and advancing progress.
Recordings and presentations of the two sessions can be found here.