Seminar - Smart products: overcoming the challenges of safety & security in IoT

Seminar: overcoming the challenges of safety & security in IoT

Safe is seamless operation across connected devices


October 31, 2017


Meander 1051

6825 MJ, Arnhem
The Netherlands



10.00-10.30: Registration

10.30-10. 45: Welcome and opening

10.45-11.30: The rise of IoT – and its completely new certification requirements
The Internet of Things (IoT) industry is only just starting up and will substantially grow in the coming years. What does that mean for your organization? What developments can we expect in the near future? Are products safe? Are they protected against intruders? What are the leading communication standards? This session provides an overview of global compliance requirements for IoT devices and the most commonly used communication standards:
- Wireless Industry (Bluetooth®, Wi-FiTM, NFC, Mobile, Wireless Charging)
- IoT Vertical Markets (AllSeen Alliance, SigFox, LoRaTM Alliance, ULE Alliance, MirrorLinkTM, Continua®)

11.30-12.15: Are you REDy? Uncovering the pitfalls of the new Radio Equipment Directive
As of June 13, the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) replaced the Radio & Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE) - 1999/5/EC, introducing changes that still raise numerous questions among manufacturers and suppliers. In this session, we will discuss:
- Main objectives and news
- Scope and essential requirements
- Obligations for Manufacturers, Authorized representatives, Importers and Distributors
- Conformity assessment

12.15-13.00: Lunch

13.00-14.00: Privacy in the era of connectivity
IoT devices increasingly contain sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage components, and other multimedia capabilities, including speech recognition and GPS options. These features could put the privacy and safety of users at risk due to the large amount of (personal) information that may be disclosed. Legal issues such as data privacy need to be taken into account as well and carefully thought through.
Not only manufacturers, but also suppliers of third-party software, telecom operators and cloud service providers are increasingly involved with the privacy and security issues related to connected devices.
What is the situation on privacy legislation and what should manufactures take into account to make sure their smart products do not compromise consumers' safety? In this session we will discuss the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications.

14.00-15.00: Cyber security: Secure is the new safe – 10 IoT vulnerabilities you should know

The popularization of smart devices unlocked many opportunities for manufacturers and retailers to explore new markets. With their increased complexity and connectivity features, the vast numbers of networks and the quantity of data traffic has also grown exponentially. And so have the risks. Over the past years, the European Commission has adopted a number of measures to ward off cyber incidents, and new regulations are expected. In this session we will discuss the 10 most important vulnerabilities that can threaten your IoT devices and how you can mitigate them.

15.30-15.45: Break

15.45-16.45: New perspectives on safety - The trend of hazard-based standards and how they will affect the development of smart products
As today's technologies are converging, a new way of thinking is needed in terms of safety engineering. The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) requires manufacturers to perform risk assessments, in particular for technologies where no harmonized standard might exist. The need for updated standards, independent from technology, led to the set up of the IEC 62368 standard, a hazard based safety standard covering information technology equipment and all kinds of Internet of Things devices. It is a completely new approach and a new way of thinking in comparison to traditional safety standards. Once you understand this process, you are will be better prepared in the design of future proof products. In this session, we will address:
- IEC 62368 – Commonalities and differences in comparison with IEC 60065 and 60950-X
- What is new? Energy source classification
- Product assessment according to IEC 62368
- Reporting according to IEC 62638 (TRF)
- Current status - transition, challenges, adoption state

16.45-17.30: Drinks
At the end of the event you will have the opportunity to network with out experts, partners and other participants over drinks.


Hardware and software development engineers, managers, or directors of engineering, R&D, production, designers safety engineers, quality and legal departments from manufacturers and importers and distributors of smart products in diverse sectors. 



DEKRA works closely with manufacturers and innovators to ensure smart products don't just work, but work together with everything else. We support manufacturers to excel in design, configuration, operation, and maintenance of products and stimulate standardization and conformance. With independent product testing, we help businesses innovate and thrive in a connected world, while at the same time making it a safer place to live. We are the global partner for a safe connected world.