New Insights into the INTERSECT Approach to IoT Security

In a recent interview with the NWO, the core-team members Prof. Sandro Etalle and Harold Weffers provided new insights into the motivations and developments of the INTERSECT project.

They anticipated how and why the global system comprising billions of internet-connected devices can become unmanageable in twenty years’ time, without adequate governance on cyber security.

In this context, the Dutch cyber regulations need to evolve not only on product specifications, but also in settling up governmental contracts for management systems, as this can lead to a drop in prices in the long run for all other applications. In this sense, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior, as part of the consortium, is looking into the possibility of creating a special Dutch Practice Guideline (NPR), as well as new certifications to overhaul Dutch regulations in regards to cyber security on public contracts.

Another important point of the interview focus on the applicability of research results. In light of this objective, partners have to produce feasible secure products, to be then validated and actually used. Such a strategy is the only valid approach to security in IOT, capable to create a ripple effect in generating secure IoT products.

You can check the full interview (in Dutch) in the link below.

NWO | Internet of Secure Things moet ons voor cyberdreigingen behoeden

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.