Secura participates in large project on Internet of Things Dutch National Research - INTERSECT

News: June, 2019

With a budget of almost ten million euros, universities, companies, NGOs and government will investigate ‘a secure Internet of Things’. Devices that are connected to the internet, such as self-driving cars and intelligent thermostats, pose an increasing threat to our privacy and security. Protecting against this requires a fundamental approach that is urgently needed. A national research project comprising more than 45 parties - universities, companies, NGOs and government – and led by Eindhoven University of Technology will be conducting research into this approach in the coming years by combining technical research with legal and criminological approaches. The project is being subsidized to the tune of almost 10 million euros by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Education (NWO) within the framework of the Dutch National Research Agenda.

From an internet that consists purely of connected computers, an internet is created at a rapid pace to which devices are connected, such as cars, books or refrigerators, but also sensors, smart home systems and complete power plants. This Internet of Things is expected to contain 75 billion connected devices worldwide by 2030. Given that there is little control over its development, the size of the technology entails a major security risk.

The INTERSECT project

The research project ‘An Internet of Secure Things - INTERSECT’ with more than 45 affiliated institutions and companies including Secura aims to provide the first impetus for "a blueprint" for the design, security and management of IoT systems. Because universities, government, business and NGOs are coming together in the project, the approach can be approached technically as well as legally and criminologically. This can also be used to investigate a wide range of applications, including health, energy, mobility and smart cities.

Secura is proud to participate

The INTERSECT project - led by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) - is receiving almost 10 million euros within the Dutch National Research Agenda program: Research on Routes through Consortia (NWA-ORC). In addition to TU/e, the following institutions and companies are involved: Universities, research institutions and colleges: VU University Amsterdam, Radboud University Nijmegen, Delft University of Technology, University of Twente, Tilburg University, Dutch Crime and Law Enforcement Center, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, TNO. Government: Ministry of the Interior. Organizations: Consumers' Association, Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN). Companies: In addition to Secura, BDO Advisory, Brainport Development, Bosch Security Systems, Centric, Compumatica secure networks, Fourtress, ICT Automation, Océ-Technologies, Omron Europe, Oracle, Philips, Qbit Cyber ​​Security, Siemens, Signify, Simac Techniek, SURFnet, Synopsys , Technolution, Verum Software Tools.

Sources: this post about the INTERSECT project was originally published by TU/e on June 12, 2019. Read the full article including more backgrounds and motivs from Sandro Etalle - professor of cyber security at Eindhoven University of Technology and lead of the INTERSECT project:

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