The EU Agency for Network and Information Security teamed up with several European semiconductor manufacturers on a proposal to standardize internet of things cybersecurity, CSO reports. The manufacturers — including Infineon, NXP and STMicroelectronics — and the ENISA plan to introduce baseline cybersecurity standards for IoT products, with the companies believing the European Commission should evaluate any scheme for IoT security certification. The organizations said the European Commission should encourage the creation of “mandatory staged requirements” for IoT security and privacy through legislation. “There is a lack of awareness when it comes to security and privacy in IoT. Industry, especially SME, needs to be provided with information about existing security features, such as encryption, appropriate key storage, strong authentication, privacy and identity management systems,” the companies said.