Certification: Comments from the Director of operations at ENISA

24 October 2017
On 23 October, Euractiv published an interview with Steve Purser, Director of operations at ENISA, in which the EU official comments the recent developments related to certification and labelling at EU level.
Steve Purser believes that current certification schemes are expensive and too slow, a greater scalability and shorter time-to-market constraints are necessary. He observed that binding standards for cybersecurity certification could be beneficial in some areas, for instance critical infrastructure. However, in other areas, binding standards could hamper innovation.
As regards to the internet of things area, Steve Purser deems that lightweight certification is relevant. Labels could also be developed to complement lightweight certification