Standards for safety and security

Issue 02/2020 Standards help maintain data confidentiality and keep operational technology running

Technology touches many aspects of our lives and generates masses of data. Statistics show that currently 3,5 billion smartphone users send messages, upload video and photo content and use other apps on their phones which create data. We... More...

New IEC and ISO Standard will enable big data adoption across industry sectors

The main aim of ISO/IEC 20547-3:2020, Information technology — Big data reference architecture — Part 3: Reference architecture, is to facilitate a shared understanding across multiple products,...

Making plans for the IoT

What is in the future for IoT standardization? François Coallier, who leads the work by IEC and ISO in this wide-reaching area, answers some of our questions.

Eight things organizations should do to ensure compliance with cyber security regulations

An organization’s legal responsibilities have always depended on its geographical location or, sometimes, the geographical origins of the data, but the world is becoming a smaller place. The...

The Intelligence of Things

For many experts, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become the Intelligence of Things during the coming decade, improving and disrupting our lives in equal measure.

Understanding halogen use

Halogens are generally considered to be any of the group of five chemical elements of the periodic table consisting of fluorine (F), chlorine (CI), bromine (Br), iodine (I) and astatine (At). This...

Cyber security for critical infrastructure

Critical infrastructure, ranging from traffic lights to manufacturing plants and power stations, are coming under increasing attack as a new generation of malware specifically targets industrial...

Conformity Assessment IEC has new Executive Secretary for IECEE and IECRE Conformity Assessment Systems

Wolfram Zeitz took up his new role in January 2020 as Executive...

Conformity Assessment Workshop promotes the many benefits of IECRE marine energy certification

Twenty-two participants from Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico,...