Episode #9: Addressing the Security Risks of Digital Transformation on IoT

This webinar was part of ITU’s webinar series on Digital transformation for cities and communities.

​The webinar was jointly organized by ITU-T Study Group 20 “Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)” and ITU-T Study Group 17 “Sec​urity”.​

​The accelerated digital transformation has increased the risk of cyber security in parallel. As IoT deployment becomes more frequent and sophisticated, smart cities and communities are also becoming more vulnerable to data breach and other exploits. City leaders must be prepared to response to increased cyber risks and prioritize privacy, security, and trust as the key components of digital transformation, particularly in developing countries.

This webinar examined the security implication of digital transformation and looked at the global development on managing security risks in smart cities and communities. It  also shed light on the latest international standards that were available to enhance security capability of IoTs and other related systems and applications. 

Note: The views and opinions expressed by the presenters during this event are solely those of the individual speakers and do not necessarily represent, reflect, or constitute the official stance, policy, or position of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) or its secretariat.


13:00 – 13:05

Opening remarks

  • Ramy Ahmed Fathy​, Vice-chairman, ITU-T Study Group 20, ITU, Director, Digital Services Planning and Risk Assessment, National Telecom Regulatory Authority, Egypt​

13:05 – 14:50

Session 1: How to secure IoTs and manage IoT risks in cities and communities using standards​?

Moderator: Katrina Destré​e​, Director of Privacy, KUMA LLC

  • Amin Hasbini​, Head of Research Center, Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Kaspersky: “IoT, Digital Transformation and Security, Coherence or Complexity?” ​[Presentation]
  • Nathalie Feingold, Director and Strategic Advisor, NPBA: “Digital Transformation on IoT, A Risk Management Approach: Overview of key findings of FG-DPM on data processing and management to support IoT and Smart Cities & Communities” [Presentation​]​
  • Abdulhadi AbouAlmal​, WP2/20 Vice-chairman and Q6/20 Rapporteur, ITU-T Study Group 20, ITU: “Managing the Risks of IoT in Cities and Communities Through Standards” [Presentation]
  • Erik Andersen, Independent Consultant, Andersen’s L-Service, Denmark​: “Rec. ITU-T X.509vs.constrained devices” [Presentation]
  • Matej Kovačič, Expert, International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence, Jožef Stefan Institute, Republic of Slovenia: “IoT, smart cities and cybersecurity“​ [Presentation​]
  • Giacomo Assenza, Cybersecurity Research Officer, ITU: “Cybersecurity Policy Making” [Presentation​]​

Questions & Ans​wers​

14:50 – 15:00

Closing r​emarks

  • Heung Youl Youm, Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 17, Security | Professor, Department of Information Security Engineering, Soonchunhyang University, South Korea​ [Presentation​]​
  • Ramy Ahmed Fathy, Vice-chairman, ITU-T Study Group 20, ITU, Director, Digital Services Planning and Risk Assessment, National Telecom Regulatory Authority, Egypt

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