IoT Stakeholders Explored “Trustworthiness” at NIST Workshop/Webcast, August 30-31, 2016

Technical experts and policy leaders from the world of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) gathered last month to examine “Trustworthiness”—a key concept from the CPS Framework that integrates issues related to safety, security, resilience, reliability, and privacy.

The workshop—held August 30-31, 2016, at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland—focused on the integration of approaches from engineering to the conceptualization, realization, and assurance of safe, secure, and effective CPS and IoT systems.

Edward Griffor, Associate Director, Smart Grid and Cyber Physical Systems Program Office, organized the workshop. “These were highly stimulating, cross-sector discussions that made a good start at building bridges in trustworthiness efforts, in government and industry and academia, between cyber and physical experts, providing a shared understanding across privacy, security, safety, reliability, and resilience. Next steps are in the works that will address newly identified challenges and opportunities for trustworthy IoT,” he said.

Plenary speakers from industry and government included:

  • Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Tony Scott, U.S. Chief Information Officer, White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Greg Shannon, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Strategy, White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • Robert Silvers, Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The format of the workshop included panel sessions on each of the five trustworthiness elements. The workshop was webcast and the videos are archived online.