The vital role of standards in our smart world

Issue 04/2018 Message from Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO

The fourth industrial revolution is blurring the traditional boundaries between the physical, digital and biological worlds. More...

Smarter living

Nearly every aspect of our lives bears the imprint of smart technology. From home thermostats controlled via a smart phone to watches that monitor our health, the number of traditional devices that...

More power to you!

Technology breakthroughs are lowering the cost of renewable energies while low-voltage direct current systems (LVDC) are being tested by experts both in the developed and developing world.

AI empowers the workforce

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the big buzz words in the tech industry. From robots to self-driving cars, digital twins and medical diagnosis, AI promises to deliver innovation on the scale of...

Planes, trains and automobiles

New technologies will revolutionize the way we commute and transport goods over short and long distances, helped by a plethora of IEC International Standards.

Cyber security for supply chains: as strong as the weakest links

As up to 80% of cyber breaches may originate in supply chains, protecting these is an absolute priority for all organizations. Industrial and critical infrastructure assets are most at risk. The IEC...

A belt and braces approach to cyber security

We use the expression “belt and braces” to mean that we are being extra careful about something. The idea is that if our belt breaks unexpectedly, our braces will ensure that our...

Technical Committees Embracing the technology that is reshaping our world

Billions of connected devices and systems make up the internet of...

Technical Committees Clothes that reveal how you really feel

International Standards for wearable electronics devices are now...

Technical Committees Building on synergies is the way forward

Increasingly, industry projects need to apply a combination of...

Technical Committees A glimpse into the future

Cutting edge research and development (R&D) projects are...

Conformity Assessment IECEE work benefits the environment, workplace and homes

Every day, whether at home, in the workplace, hospitals, airports...

Conformity Assessment IECRE certification raises the bar in renewables industry

Many countries around the world are working towards producing...

Conformity Assessment Targeting safety, growing popularity

Explosive (Ex) atmospheres – also termed hazardous...

Conformity Assessment Safe connections

Artificial intelligence, robotics, biometrics, virtual and...

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In Store How to mitigate cyber threats

Latest publication in a critical series of cyber security International Standards

In Store How underwater technology benefits from standardization

New International Standards improves design of underwater sensor networks

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