ASSURED at the Barcelona Cybersecurity Congress 2023

ASSURED participated, jointly with the European Research Innovation for Cybersecurity (ERICyb cluster), in the Barcelona Cybersecurity Congress, which took place between January 31st and February 2nd, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. This congress was co-located with the IoT Solutions World Congress, which is the leading IoT congress and exhibition in Europe and globally.

The ERICyb cluster comprises seven projects (ASSURED, BIECO, CYRENE, FISHY, IoTAC, SANCUS and SIFIS-HOME) that have received funding from the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission.

Kaitai Liang, from TU Delft, and Dimitri Karras, from UBITECH presented the ASSURED framework over the course of three days. The BCC was a great meeting point for various people and organizations belonging to academic, industrial, and corporate backgrounds from all over the world, who were interested in getting informed about state-of-the-art in IoT solutions and cybersecurity services. We had the opportunity to expand our research horizons by getting to know new cybersecurity-related tools, which may be integrated into various future research efforts or applications.

At BCC, we had the opportunity to interact with individuals, companies, and organizations who were greatly interested in the ASSURED project, both on a technical level and on a practical level. Specifically, we met a wide variety of people, students, academics, and industry professionals, who were interested in learning further technical information and details about the various services provided by ASSURED, such as the tracer, the Blockchain infrastructure, and the various attestation enablers. In addition, we were approached by several industry professionals and representatives from organizations belonging to various industrial domains, such as factories and robotics institutes. These meetings have the potential to significantly expand the market outreach of the ASSURED framework and identify new application scenarios.

We were also able to meet like-minded individuals, who were eager to learn more about our topics of expertise, such as the use of hardware-based trusted computing and Blockchain-related solutions, and opened the door for many exciting future collaborations. Overall, BCC was a fantastic event, which fully fulfilled its purpose of being a worldwide hub for people seeking to expand their horizons.