How Europe’s Research and Innovation Community Addressing the Issues of Identity, Trust, Security, and Privacy for IoT Devices and Network Systems is Changing 

The Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we live and understand technology.  Tech enhances existing ways of getting things done and saves time and effort across different areas of our lives. IoT is accelerating and facilitating new trends such as home working, new mobility challenges and the digitalization of the economy.

The IoT Week 2022 conference was held in Dublin, in the Croke Conference Centre from June 20th to 23rd 2022. The conference provided an opportunity to learn about AI, Big Data and IoT challenges and opportunities as well as network with representatives from business, industry and academia from around the world.

The 3-day event aimed to discover the impact of Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, quantum computing, AR/VR, Robotics, and new digital innovations. The future of IoT will undoubtedly create positive evolution in all sectors of activity, improving the way we live and work in a safer and more sustainable way.

SPATIAL, represented by José González, CEO at AUSTRALO, one of the project’s partners,  took part in this amazing week by presenting the project during the “Identity, trust and privacy in an intelligent, smart IoT World. Challenges and outcomes”- Session 2: “AI and ML technologies as enablers for a more secure IoT”.

The workshop was co-organised by ERATOSTHENES and ARCADIAN-IoT projects and hosted around 15 EC research projects. Both projects are part of the cluster SPATIAL collaborates with.

It showcased how Europe’s Research and Innovation community is addressing the issues of identity, trust, security, and privacy for IoT devices and network systems. The way we address these aspects will impact Europe’s collective resilience against cyber threats so that citizens and businesses can fully benefit from trustworthy and reliable services and digital tools.

The Internet and the recent connectivity leap are shaping every aspect of our lives, becoming more intelligent and connected. As IoT evolves, it changes how we interact with the internet and it with us. However, the enormous penetration of IoT into our day-to-day life has created a similarly large attack surface that includes high security and privacy risks.

The IoT ecosystem now integrates a broad set of technologies leading to profound transformation across a variety of sectors. IoT, alongside AI, and Blockchain, is pushing the boundaries of an existing identity, trust and security aspects and brings the need for a new vision and way forward that will shape Europe’s digital future while supporting recent efforts on the Cybersecurity Act, along with GDPR and the NIS directive, conforming the three main pillars of the EU perspective on cybersecurity.

Check all presentations of the workshop at this link.