ECSO signs a MoU with the Alliance of Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI)

Facilitating cooperation on standardisation and technology driven R&I

Today, Mr Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General of the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), together with Damir Filipovic, Secretary General of AIOTI, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate a closer cooperation in the field of cyber security and IoT on standardisation and technology-driven research and innovation.

The Memorandum of Understanding formalises the mutual interaction and cooperation in exchanging information and experience in the field of cyber security and IoT, to identify and address research priorities for the development of secure and trusted connected technologies.

Both ECSO and AIOTI share the common objective to foster the development of a competitive European market and the deployment of trusted connected solutions, as their application will have an impact on many other technology areas, including e-health, energy, industry 4.0, intelligent transport to mention a few.

The vision of AIOTI is to lead, promote, bridge and collaborate in IoT & Edge Computing and other converging technologies research and innovation, standardisation and ecosystem building providing IoT deployment for European businesses creating benefits for European society

As the contractual partner to the European Commission in implementing Public-Private Partnerships on cyber security, ECSO aims to foster cooperation between European stakeholders from public and private sectors and sustain the implementation and development of the Digital Single Market. ECSO Working Groups deal with different European cyber security industrial policy issues, including standards, certification, as well as research and innovation (R&I), which are all important to the deployment of trusted connected devices into the European single market

Damir Filipovic, Secretary General of AIOTI, said “AIOTI is at the forefront of IoT and Edge Computing in Europe, integrating converging technologies. Cybersecurity is an important element in the road towards convergence and we view our collaboration with ECSO R&I as essential to enhancing trust in connected devices and services globally“.

Luigi Rebuffi, Secretary General of ECSO, added that “This Memorandum between AIOTI and ECSO is an important milestone in fostering our collaboration on standardisation activities and aligning R&I priorities to deliver support the deployment of cybersecure, interoperable and trusted connected devices in the European market”.


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