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Improving the security and resilience of IoT products and services

The IoT cyber challenge programme is an initiative led by CENSIS in partnership with the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise across 2020 and 2021 to accelerate Scotland’s IoT capabilities.

The programme consisted of an accelerator, cyber security support, themed workshops, and a hackathon/ IoT vulnerability pilot and was announced by Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, at CENSIS’s sixth annual Technology Summit in November 2019.

IoT will transform the business models of many industries of importance to the Scottish economy, either creating internal efficiencies or introducing new revenue streams.

However, due to its interconnected nature, there are challenges in the effective and safe adoption of IoT. A critical and recognised challenge is that of the security and resilience of the IoT systems, particularly given the current rapid adoption of IoT products and services.

CENSIS aims to work with organisations throughout Scotland to raise awareness, provide education, demonstrate best practice, and improve access to the best IoT cyber security expertise.

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