On 23 June and 21 July, INTERSECT and NEN are organizing several Round Table sessions on
the security-by-design of IoT Products.
The digitalisation of our society, including our industry, is progressing rapidly and more and
more products are becoming connected using the Internet. Such products with digital components
will become subject to a range of new legislation and regulations with respect to cyber security
(e.g., CRA, NIS2, RED3, UN R155) and many of these will also have serious implications for the
companies designing, developing, deploying, operating, and maintaining these as well as their
However, what should we change in industry, government, and society to ensure products and
services to be used that are secure when acquired and remain secure while in use? What is your
We will start the session with an introduction to the changing legislation and regulations by
Mr. Ben Kokx followed by two series of pitch presentations by the participants. During these
presentations, presenters should focus on (1) the most important cyber security ‘problems’
they foresee today and those that they foresee in the coming 5 to 10 years, and (2) their
suggestions for ‘handling’ these.
Ben Kokx has over twenty years of security and privacy experience within Philips. For the last
decade, as Directory Product Security, he is responsible for security related standards and
regulations and the global Philips Product Security Policy and Process Framework. Ben is a
healthcare and IoT security expert who leads and participates in several industry associations
and standard development organizations. Ben is, as the convenor of CEN/CENELEC JTC 13/WG 6
and WG8 on product security and RED, closely involved with the development of security
standards to be used in European legislation. He is also the chair of the NEN norm committee
on Security & Privacy and chair of the NEN Working Group on IoT Product Security.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.