In February this year, Advenica was given the opportunity to lead and drive two technical specifications for Middlebox Security Protocols which is two of the new work items in the Cyber Security committee within ETSI. This is a great opportunity which puts us directly into contact with the industry and university experts of secure communication protocols.
The Middlebox Security Protocol work also maps well onto two of our Cross Domain Solutions products, SecuriCDS ZoneGuard and SecuriCDS Data Diode that can be mapped into the criteria of a middlebox in a system implementation, and to be able to include these in the secure communication protocol with our having to cut the end to end security chain.
Other areas that the Cyber Security group is working on includes NIS directive implementation, Privacy and Identity Management, Security protocols and Encryption algorithms.
For more information, visit the security section: http://www.etsi.org/images/files/WorkProgramme/etsi-work-programme-2017-2018.pdf
Security standards are crucial to a modern connected world
Security standards, one part of which ETSI are working with as seen on the image above, are crucial to a modern connected world. ETSI Standards are produced for the security of individual technologies, as well as for specific security topics - Security Protocols, Lawful Interception, Quantum Key Distribution and security algorithms, for example.
The work in ETSI addresses the security of critical infrastructures, the privacy of users and other aspects of cybersecurity, and with all the new challenges of security in IoT and virtualization that are taking places everywhere.
Annual Security week workshop
The ETSI annual Security week workshop was held in June; this is a popular workshop with many attendees and interesting presentations and discussions. The focus areas were 5G Security, NFV Security, Standards and Legislation, eIDAS, eDelivery and the ISE project (Intelligent Transport Security System). The workshop showed that there are a lot of new challenges in many areas for example with NIS-directive implementations, securing 5G and NFV solutions.
For more information and access to presentations, visit: http://www.etsi.org/etsi-security-week-2017
Membership in ETSI gives direct contact with the industry and university experts
As a member of ETSI, Advenica can participate in workshops, technical committee meetings as well as interact and share knowledge with the other security experts in the groups. Our focus has been on the work ongoing with the Security sector and the Cyber Security group. Since this spring this group now also includes the Quantum-Safe Cryptography parts.
ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, is a producer of technical standards, guides and specifications intended for global use for digital technologies, products and services. ETSI is a not-for-profit organisation created in 1988 and have over 800 member organisations worldwide, drawn from 67 countries and five continents. The diverse membership includes some of the world's leading companies from the manufacturing and service sectors, regulatory authorities and government ministries, as well as Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and innovative start-ups, working alongside universities, R&D organisations and societal interest groups.