Future Proofing and Certifying Supply Chains

13/12/2021 all-day
Online event

“Future Proofing and Certifying Supply Chains” Clustering Workshop

The Clustering Workshop co–organized by EU-funded projects ASSURED and CYRENE aims at bringing together projects that target Supply Chain Security, Resilience and Certification aspects, experts, members and consultants from standardization and certification bodies for exploring synergies and identifying actions that can be pursued in common.


Cybersecurity is a complex ecosystem targeting the protection of all building blocks of IoT and next-generation smart connectivity “Systems of Systems”. For this reason, it is of paramount importance to have such networked information systems designed having security, privacy, data protection, fault tolerance and accountability in mind from their design phase. However, this is not an easy task at hand – the restricted environment of many IoT devices and CPSoS makes the deployment of complex security solutions rather challenging and a continuous arms race for balancing several trade-offs such as security vs safety, security vs privacy, security vs trust, security vs usability, security vs cost, to name a few. It is now understood that new solutions cannot be rolled out unless all these challenges have been overcome and they are properly secured and they ensure user’s privacy.

Towards this direction, we already have a rich trove of algorithms, tools and mechanisms to ensure the security and trustworthiness of ICT systems and both industry and academia are allocating a lot of resources for enhancing such mechanisms taking into account future-proof, advanced cryptographic means, trusted computing, certification and auditing schemes for connected devices, Blockchain for secure data sharing, multi-factor authentication hardware and software solutions, etc.

However, in spite all the progress made, how close are we to feeling safe in cyberspace and truly protecting all algorithms, hardware and software across the entire supply chain? How well do we do in addressing real-world security and privacy (S&P) problems? Or, to put it slightly differently, how could we best address them? The goal of this workshop is to foster collaboration and discussion among cyber-security researchers and practitioners, through bringing together a number of EU security initiatives, better understand the various facets and trade-offs of cybersecurity and how new technologies and algorithms might impact existing or future security models.


Time (CET) Presentation Speakers
9:00–9:15 Welcome and Introduction of the Agenda MAG
9:15–9:45 H2020 SANCUS Project Overview & Technical Status TBD
9:45–10:15 H2020 ASSURED Project Overview & Technical Status Thanassis Giannetsos, UBITECH
10:15–10:45 H2020 FISHY Project Overview & Technical Status TBD
10:45–11:00 | Coffee Break
11:00–11:30 H2020 CYRENE Project Overview & Technical Status MAG
11:30–12:00 H2020 MEDINA Project Overview & Technical Status TBD
12:00–12:30 H2020 BIECO Project Overview & Technical Status TBD
12:30–13:30 | Lunch Break
13:30–14:00 H2020 IOTAC Project Overview & Technical Status TBD
14:00–14:30 H2020 SIFIS–Home Project Overview & Technical Status TBD
14:30–15:15 Brainstorming ALL
15:15–15:30 Concluding Discussion

  • Listing Areas of Focus
  • Identification of Complementarities
  • Plans for synergies
  • Planning of Next Steps
  • Feedback from external stakeholders and standardization bodies
15:30 | Workshop closing
Future Proofing and Certifying Supply Chains | ASSURED CYRENE | Clustering Workshop