Policy makers and industry stakeholders from Europe and Japan will discuss IoT security standardization and certification work, from baseline to vertical-specific requirements.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a driver and an enabler of the digitization of Society. With the deployment of 5G networks, devices and sensors will make our lives increasingly connected, while enabling services such as Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Connected Cars and Industry Automation.

Developed in heterogeneous ecosystem, IoT applications and use cases in different vertical industries will raise specific security issues. Defining common approaches for IoT Security standards will contribute to innovation, interoperability of solutions, reliability and speed of adoption of new IoT solutions.

Following the successful EU-Japan Cooperation webinar on IoT Security held on June 1, 2021, this workshop will be co-chaired by the European Commission's Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (EC DG CONNECT) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication of Japan (MIC), with the participation of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan (METI). 


This Second EU-Japan workshop on IoT Security standards will provide an update on their development and implementation in Europe and Japan over the last year, including certification schemes and self-evaluation guidelines.

In addition, an approach to the definition of IoT Security requirements for vertical use cases will be presented, followed by a focus on two specific vertical use cases: Smart Homes and Industrial IoT. Through the exchanges of information and interactive panel session, it will also aim to tighten the bonds between the ecosystems in the two partner regions.


  • Tonnie de KOSTER, adviser for International Aspects of Digital Transformation, EC DG CONNECT
  • Yutaka KITAGAMI, Deputy Director General for International Economic Affairs, Global Strategy Bureau of MIC

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Kostantinos KAPSOUROPOULOS, International Relations Officer, Policy & Outreach, EC DG CONNECT
  • Emilio DAVILA – GONZALEZ, Head of Sector ICT Standardization, EC DG CONNECT
  • Daisuke HOSHI, Director for International Affairs, Cybersecurity Division, METI
  • Koichi SUGIMOTO, Assistant Director, Office of the Director-General for Cybersecurity, MIC
  • Koji NAKAO, Distinguished Researcher, Cybersecurity Research Institute, NICT
  • Sonia COMPANS, Technical Officer of ETSI Technical Committee CYBER
  • Gisela MEISTER, Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, EUROSMART
  • Scott CADZOW, Secretary of ETSI Technical Committee CYBER
  • Andreas MUELLER, General Chair of the 5G - Alliance for Connected Industry and Automation (5G - ACIA)
  • Omar DHAHER, Senior Technology Manager, European Digital SME Alliance
  • Representative of KEIDANREN

Moderator of the panel:

  • Stefan KRAMER, First Counsellor at the Delegation of the EU to Japan


  • Opening remarks by the EC DG CONNECT and MIC
  • Update on IoT Security frameworks in Europe and Japan
    • Policy and regulation, standards development and implementation
    • Certification schemes and self-evaluation guidelines
  • IoT Security requirements for vertical use cases
    • Approach to the definition of IoT Security requirements for vertical use cases
    • IoT Security for Smart Homes
    • IoT Security for Industrial IoT 
  • Panel discussion: EU-Japan cooperation for IoT Security Standards, from baseline to vertical-specific requirements
  • Operational conclusions

Time and location

The work shop will be held online between Brussels and Tokyo on Monday, May 30th, 2022.

From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Brussels time; from 16:00 to 19:00 Tokyo time. 

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