IIoTSBOM aims to support end user organisations, machine and device manufacturers to further improve their security measures by supporting them with valuable knowledge and expertise in specific innovative cybersecurity means for Industrial IoT and IoT and by introducing the Software and Security Bill of Materials (SBOM).
On December 8th, IIoTSBOM will kick-off in online event with the support of Van Roey Automation Cybersecurity and the IIoTSBOM partners LSEC, KU Leuven and Flanders Make.
To attend the online event via Zoom, please register on the Zoom-platform for this and the up and coming monthly webinars organized on the topic.
The following agenda :
User group kickoff (restricted - by invitation only)
13.00 : welcome and introduction closed session
13.05 : CyberSecurity with devices, machines and manufacturing situation report
13.15 : introduction to the IIoTSBOM project, partners & introducing Software Bill of Materials
13.45 : user group discussion introductions, expectations
Public kickoff (recorded)
14.00 : welcome and introduction public session
14.05 : introduction to the IIoTSBOM project and event
14.10 : Overview of CyberSecurity approaches for manufacturing, by Van Roey Automation
14.30 : SBOM by the US CyberSecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Allan Friedman - CISA
15.15 : IIoT developments and security challenges, by Nico Janssens - Rombit
15.40 : dealing with SBOM, experiences from automotive – Cybellum - demo
16.20 : interactions & debate, discussion, follow-up sessions
16.45 : end of webinar
On October 24th, the Flemish Agency for Innovation and Entrepeneurship VLAIO announced the approval for COOCK IIoTSBOM.
According to different research organisations CyberSecurity challenges are continuously increasing, despite major authority interventions and different measures being taken in an atempt to fight the perpetrators and criminals behind them. A recent report on the continuous study by Blackfog showed the continued increase in ransomware attacks and the increased success of attacks resulting into major incidents throughout the world. Different sectors and industries are being impacted, none the least in Europe and in industrial sectors, healthcare and utilities. But all sectors impacted are digitizing at a vast pace, utilizing devices and equipment which are being connected. While this trend is encouraging for organisational efficiency, the systems used and underlying technologies should become more resilient against potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited and attacked.
In a collaboration with the CyberSecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the US government, LSEC - Leaders In Security, KU Leuven COSIC and Flanders Make have launched the initiative in Flanders to ensure awareness and adoption of the Software Bill of Materials initiatives. On May 12th, the Whitehouse by means of an executive order decided on the further improvement of the CyberSecurity infrastructures also focusing on the supply chain by means of the Software Bill of Materials.
Next to technical measures for improvements of CyberSecurity in the software and devices, the Software and Security Bill of Materials aims to support companies developing devices to create a ledger about the software on the equipment, providing more transparency about the technologies being used and their respective versioning. This allows both vendor, system integrator and the final end user and their operators to get a better grip on the equipment they are procuring and need to operationalizer over time.
Earlier successes in this approach have been proven in the healthcare and automotive domains and will be demonstrated throughout the activities of the IIoTSBOM project.
The IIoTSBOM project will promote the available technical and CyberSecurity expertise to a broad group of target audiences and aims to facilitate the use of SBOMs for device manfucturing by supporting end users in their procurement; device and equipment manufacturers in their product lifecycle management for CyberSecurity and CyberSecurity innovators in developing tools and technologies improving CyberSecurity and the SBOM-proces.
The resulting effect will be a better CyberSecurity Posture of the whole society.
Participating is free, after using the following registration link
For more information, contact us at iiotsbom at lsec.eu, or call directly at +32 16 79 8585.