IGF 2018 OF #25 Global alignment for improving the security of IoT devices

Description: 

Internet of Things is the key driver of the digital revolution. More and more devices are becoming connected to the Internet. This development creates new opportunities for our society such as new products and services, but also creates vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities could undermine our trust in digitalization. This does not only harm trust of individual users. Because of the increase in interconnectedness this could also harm trust of our society as a whole. Cybersecurity is a basic requirement for our trust in the Internet of Things. For example, a hacked teddy bear could be used for a DDoS attack to disrupt business activities. That’s why it is important to keep the internet-connected devices as secure as possible. A joint approach is needed as the Internet of Things is a cross-border phenomenon. This Open Forum aims to contribute to a joint approach by sharing best practices in how to secure IoT devices. At the Open Forum, the Netherlands government will present its Roadmap for Digital Hardware and Software Security. This Roadmap offers a cohesive set of measures for eliminating gaps in hardware and software, detecting vulnerabilities and mitigating their consequences. The organizers of this Open Forum aim to have an interactive debate with the audience on this actual and political issue. Speakers will be asked to give their views on these dilemmas, and present their solutions. Participants at this Open Forum will be involved on an interactive way.

Organizers: 

The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Speakers: 

Sandra van der Weide, Project Leader Roadmap for Digital Hardware and Software Security, The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands Maarten Botterman, Chairman, Dynamic Coalition on IoT; ICANN Board Director TBC Industry TBC Technical Community TBC UK government TBC Government TBC Government Moderator: Joost van der Vleuten, The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Online Moderator: 

Arnold van Rhijn, The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy

Session Time: 
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 10:10 to 11:10
Room: 
Salle IX

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678