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INTERSCT unifies efforts for Governance of Privacy and Security in IoT

The INTERSCT consortium is officially merging two of its Work Packages, i.e., Governance (WP5) and Privacy (WP6), into a single effort, namely, WP5+6. The new work package aims to address the following core question:

What drivers and incentives are there, and can they be developed to promote the implementation of privacy and security in the next generation of IoT devices?

Two major objectives arise from the question raised above:
1 – Understanding existing incentives/drivers of privacy and security in IoT
2 – Developing (new) governance mechanisms to promote/maintain privacy and security in IoT

The work will start by levelling the understanding of privacy and security implications on IoT. In addition, partners involved in the WP will focus on autonomous vulnerability and exploitation detection in IoT use-cases, in line with the objectives of the INTERSECT project. Intermediate steps will allow also to understand existing legal incentive structures and obligations stemming from relevant legal regimes. All the previously-mentioned steps will be instrumental to the final objective of the WP, i.e., designing new governance mechanisms and incentives for privacy and security in future IoT environments.

The new Work Package will be led jointly by Professor Michael J.G. van Eeten (TU Delft) and Professor Ronald Leenes (Tilburg University). More details about the redesigned Work Package can be seen at the Work Package 5-6 page.

Written by Cristoffer Leite

Cristoffer Leite is a Researcher PhD student in the Security Group (SEC) at Eindhoven University of Technology, and an IT Researcher Intern at Forescout Technologies.