Together with a funding partnership from the UK Research and Innovation through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and as part of the Securing Digital Technologies at the Periphery (SDTaP) programme.  A number of Universities across the UK have joined forces to form the first National Centre of Excellence for IOT and Cyber Security Systems – The PETRAS (privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security) is part of a wider government initiative to combat against arising cyber security issues and IOT connected products.

For some time now there have been rising concerns over how secure IOT products are within our homes and businesses after a variety of IOT, cyber security and data security breaches are known to have occurred through poor IT security. It is anticipated that the centre will provide a hub of knowledge and expertise in IOT and Cyber Security which will not only contribute in further research opportunities for IOT, but will also offer a central point of contact to businesses who use IOT in manufacturing processes and those that use IOT as a specific product enhancement.  “The new centre aims to build trust and confidence in the security of these systems for them to work effectively and safely”, says Professor Lynn Gladden, Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

How we support businesses who require IOT and Cyber Security protection

Is your business using IOT connected products within its manufacturing processes or as part of its product enhancement?  Here at Crendon Insurance, we provide bespoke insurance packages for IOT and cyber security liability cover to protect against a cyber attack or range of cyber vulnerability issues. To book a confidential review of your business, please get in touch or find more information about business protection with IOT and cyber security insurance cover or see our IOT and cyber security website pages.

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