Eurosmart, Michal Boni, and Dita Charanzova, Members of the European Parliament, are pleased to invite you to a debate in the European Parliament on “Cybersecurity vs User Convenience - Demystifying the debate”
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Security is a cornerstone when it comes to the protection of data and privacy. Recent cyber-attacks in the US have demonstrated that security by design represents a key objective in politics, for the industry and for citizens. However, for many users convenience is more important than security. This poses a challenge both for policy makers and the Smart Security Industry: combining quick, easy, and fast access to transactions with failsafe security. Trust is crucial for citizens to accept a European digital and mobile economy. The connected society in Europe is also dependent on how secure citizens feel about their digital identity.
Back in November 2009, Eurosmart published a white paper on the Smart M2M module. At that time, the association was anticipating a massive deployment of connected devices in several sectors of the industry, and claimed that our industry had the technologies to solve the security and privacy challenges at hand.
We can now see that these forecasts are becoming a reality, with more than 3 billion devices already connected and 20 to 30 billion to be connected by 2020. Our position regarding security and privacy has not changed over the years, and the recent cyber-attacks have further increased our will to be even more proactive in the field of IoT security.
Eurosmart's Cybersecurity & Digital Identity Committee issued a paper entitled "The Future Digital Identity Landscape in Europe".Read more