Industry 4.0 is built around the exchange of information between machines and higher-level systems. Connected machines and far-reaching digitisation ensure that manufacturing companies can make their production lines more flexible, secure and autonomous. For machine builders, connected machines offer the potential to develop digitally supported services.

A quick look back to ‘IoT Tech Expo Europe 2019’ in Amsterdam.

To ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability in IoT systems, a number of security aspects need to be considered, in order to achieve security and privacy by design. In this second blog of a series we dig deeper in authentication and authorisation for IoT application.

To ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability in IoT systems, a number of security aspects need to be considered, in order to achieve security and privacy by design. In this first white paper of a series which you can download we give an overview with checklist.

The Flemish government is again releasing € 3.5 million for ‘industry 4.0 living labs’. You can also take advantage of this! Network and Information Systems (NIS) security and cybersecurity are necessary for many existing and future services, from industry to government, although much remains to be done. This living lab deals with the practical application of the NIS directives for the security of industrial communication networks via AI.

IoT is a matter for all industry sectors. However, its development requires companies either to acquire their own command or to entrust partners with a vast multilayer system of technologies, each stage of which is governed by a number of standards. Sirris and Agoria are there to help them in this complex environment.

Now that more and more devices are connected to the Internet and to other devices, collecting data, their influence on our safety is increasing and the importance of securing information systems - IoT systems in particular - is growing. Strong, verifiable device identity is therefore crucial, as protection of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information exchanged within an IoT system hinges on it. Establishing and protecting device identity is paramount, hardware plays a vital part in this.

The 1970s brought us the mainframe, the 1980s the PC, the 1990s the Internet, the Millennium the social/mobile Web - albeit a potentially arguable evolution - and the 2010s introduced us to the bitcoin and the blockchain. What exactly is the blockchain? And how come, despite its enormous potential, its industrial adoption (in Belgium) is lagging behind?

There is no longer any doubt about the rise of internet-of-things applications and smart connected products. But how can companies use this evolution to create value? Sirris and Agoria set up an initiative to help out. A first interactive event will take place on 16 November.

On 19 October Brussels will host the Digital First event, a leading conference for the digitalisation business. The purpose of the event is exploring the latest technologies, the newest wave of technological adoption, market evolution, new solutions, innovative technology, new opportunities and trends.