In light of the recent cyber attacks, Eurosmart, the association representing the digital security industry, is calling for a European cyber security enforcement framework, which would include a European Internet of Things (IoT) trust label and security certification.
“The latest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in the United States raise serious concerns about cyber security. 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”, said Stefane Mouille, Vice President of Eurosmart.
ECSO represents an industry-led contractual counterpart to the European Commission for the implementation of the cyber security contractual public-private partnership (cPPP). The main objective of ECSO is to support all types of initiatives or projects that aim to develop, promote, and encourage European cyber security.
The cyber security trust label or security certificate would not only cover not the data but also the network IoT providers are using. Eurosmart has created an IoT security committee tasked with the following:
- To provide suppliers with a self-assessment methodology to evaluate the risk their devices are facing;
- To 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 used by end-users.
“Smart cards, secure elements and smart devices have demonstrated over the last 25 years that they offer the right mix of security and convenience. They prevent security breaches and protect data and privacy at every step, from the authentication, to IoT applications and networks to cloud servers”, added Mouille.
Eurosmart is an association of global technology providers with expertise in the management of digital security within hostile environments. It aims to help create a user-friendly connected world, by promoting security technologies designed to combat fraud and safely manage digital identities, while protecting consumers and citizens’ right for privacy.