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UNE creates a group of experts on standardisation in IoT Cybersecurity

05/11/2021

The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, has promoted the creation of a group of experts on standardisation in IoT Cybersecurity, which will allow experts in the country to influence the development of key international standards to build confidence in the digital market.

This group of standardisation experts is focused on horizontal and vertical standardisation in the field of IoT cybersecurity and privacy. Its objective is to analyse the current state of standardisation in this area, as well as standardisation needs, the main standards and guidelines on IoT security so far developed by international standardisation bodies and relevant alliances.

It also aims to develop and complement horizontal and vertical standards designed to meet the security needs of specific sectors (energy, rail, automotive, healthcare, aviation and maritime, industrial communication networks, industrial automation, among others), intended to guarantee the privacy security of IoT devices, both generic and sector-specific.

This group will serve as a source of information for the standardisation programme of the international standardisation bodies (ISO, IEC, CEN, ETSI) on IoT Cybersecurity and Privacy, and will provide guidance to these and other entities developing regulatory applications and solutions related to IoT Cybersecurity.

The group of standardisation experts will be chaired by Carlos Valderrama, senior Cybersecurity Advisor at HUAWEI, supported by Amanda Suo of UNE, is part of the Technical Standardisation Committee CTN 320 on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection of UNE, and stems from the previous subcommittee CTN71/SC27 created in 2010. This subcommittee aims to foster the development of new digital technologies among the country's economic sectors, by drawing up and using standards governing these new markets.

Standards play a key role in the success of the digital revolution, ensuring interoperability, security and confidence in the digital transformation process, while establishing a common language between all parties and providing a robust and reliable framework, based on best practices recognised by all. In this way, they help organisations to face the different threats related to the use of new technologies in the digital evolution of our society.