UBITECH, through its Head of Digital Security and Trusted Computing Research Group, Dr. Thanassis Giannetsos, is represented in the ISO/TC 307 body (https://www.iso.org/committee/6266604.html) which focuses on the standardization of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. ISO/TC 307, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies Technical Committee, has been set up to meet the growing need for standardization in this area by providing internationally agreed ways of working with it to improve security, privacy and facilitate worldwide use of the technology through better interoperability. Target working groups include: (i) ISO/TC 307/JWG 4 on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies and IT Security techniques, (ii) ISO/TC 307/WG 2 on Security, Privacy and Identity Management, and (iii) ISO/TC 307/WG 3 on Smart Contracts and their applications.
Particular focus is given on activities on trust anchors for DLT-based Identity Management where UBITECH’s Digital Security and Trusted Computing Research Group is contributing on the definition of trust models and the use of decentralized Roots-of-Trust towards enhanced operational assurance (in DLT-based technologies) and trustworthy on- and off-chain data management schemes. These activities are also enhanced with the novel vision of leveraging smart contracts for certification activities in the context of “Systems-of-Systems”, as part of the ASSURED EU project (https://www.project-assured.eu/), where UBITECH is acting as the scientific coordinator.