SEMI Promoting Cybersecurity Adoption

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SEMI is participating as an industry expert in a UK initiative to examine drivers of computer hardware security adoption among businesses and consumers.

SEMI is participating as an industry expert in a study by researchers in Coventry University’s Institute for Future Transport and Cities’ (IFTC) Systems Security Group (SSG) to examine drivers of computer hardware security adoption among businesses and consumers.

The UK government’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded Discribe (Digital Security by Design Social Science) Hub awarded SSG more than £100,000 last year for the project. Discribe aims to broaden the deployment of cybersecurity technology and help protect economies worldwide against cyberattacks. TechWorks, UK’s Deep Tech Hub, will also serve as an industry expert body in the project.

Professor Siraj Shaikh, Director of Research at IFTC and leader of SSG, will oversee the project with support by co-investigators at TU Delft (Netherlands) and Aston University (UK). The project will promote commercial adoption of secure technology by identifying the greatest costs to businesses and understanding the reasons businesses choose not to implement cybersecurity. The findings promise to shed light on cybersecurity vulnerabilities for technology manufacturers, enabling them to better address security gaps in future designs.

“With hardware security critically important to semiconductor innovation, SEMI is pleased to partner with the SSG team on this initiative,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe. “The SSG cybersecurity project promises to arm the electronics value chain with best practices it can follow to strengthen the security of electronics.”

“IFTC is committed to Discribe’s goal of mass adoption of cybersecurity by technology providers,” Shaikh said. “Digital security is vital to driving innovation in mobility and artificial intelligence (AI). We look forward to working to build public trust in these technologies to help ensure their widespread adoption.”

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