The Flemish government is again releasing € 3.5 million for ‘industry 4.0 living labs’. You can also take advantage of this! Network and Information Systems (NIS) security and cybersecurity are necessary for many existing and future services, from industry to government, although much remains to be done. This living lab deals with the practical application of the NIS directives for the security of industrial communication networks via AI.

IoT is a matter for all industry sectors. However, its development requires companies either to acquire their own command or to entrust partners with a vast multilayer system of technologies, each stage of which is governed by a number of standards. Sirris and Agoria are there to help them in this complex environment.

Now that more and more devices are connected to the Internet and to other devices, collecting data, their influence on our safety is increasing and the importance of securing information systems - IoT systems in particular - is growing. Strong, verifiable device identity is therefore crucial, as protection of confidentiality, integrity and availability of information exchanged within an IoT system hinges on it. Establishing and protecting device identity is paramount, hardware plays a vital part in this.

The 1970s brought us the mainframe, the 1980s the PC, the 1990s the Internet, the Millennium the social/mobile Web - albeit a potentially arguable evolution - and the 2010s introduced us to the bitcoin and the blockchain. What exactly is the blockchain? And how come, despite its enormous potential, its industrial adoption (in Belgium) is lagging behind?

There is no longer any doubt about the rise of internet-of-things applications and smart connected products. But how can companies use this evolution to create value? Sirris and Agoria set up an initiative to help out. A first interactive event will take place on 16 November.

On 19 October Brussels will host the Digital First event, a leading conference for the digitalisation business. The purpose of the event is exploring the latest technologies, the newest wave of technological adoption, market evolution, new solutions, innovative technology, new opportunities and trends.

IIot, Industrieel Internet of Things, connectivity

It took years of work involving many key contributors and full participation from champions of the various standards to release in February 2017 the first connectivity framework for the Industrial Internet. The resulting clarity empowers system integrators and developers to evaluate IIoT protocols and communication patterns, and select the best-fit technology for their application.

offshore windenergie, IoT, Big Data, Industrie 4.0, digitalisering, ICT

This session, which takes place on 20 April at Greenbridge Oostende, about digitalisation in the offshore wind energy sector will join players from the ICT industry - more specifically internet-of-things, IoT - and offshore energy players to reveal their mutual synergies. OWI-Lab and some project partners will also be present to contribute in function of the VIS-OWOME project.

Discover more about Sirris’ 3 key takeaways from SecureCloud 2016, Europe’s foremost cloud security conference.

New energy-autonomous detectors make cost-effective production machine monitoring a real possibility.