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Issue 01/2020

IEC and ISO committee on AI expands programme of work

New work items in the areas of trustworthiness and computational methods launched

IEC and ISO develop international standards for AI. SC 42, the joint committee of IEC and ISO tasked with this work, recently approved new standards projects in the areas of trustworthiness and computational methods.

2019
Issue 05/2019

Cyber security strategies for the energy sector: how to achieve resilience

A new IEC Technology Report identifies five critical concepts on cyber security and resilience for the smart energy sector

The IEC Systems Committee on Smart Energy has published a new Technology Report on best practices for protecting the electric grid against cyber attacks. Cyber security and resilience guidelines for the smart energy operational environment is the work of a group of top international experts brought together by the IEC Systems Committee on Smart Energy. Frances Cleveland, who leads the group, presented the report at the recent IEC General Meeting in Shanghai.

Issue 04/2019

IEC prepares for the future

MSB seminar to examine innovation, IIoT and resilience

In a city famous for its honking horns and yellow cabs, it is hard to imagine that horse drawn carriages were once the most common form of transportation in New York City. Two images of Fifth Avenue, taken only thirteen years apart, demonstrate the speed of the transformation: in 1900, the street was filled with carriages pulled by horses and in 1913, the horses had been replaced by automobiles. Innovation and change happen for a myriad of reasons, as Henry Ford can attest, but result in bankruptcy for those, like the horse industry, that are not prepared.

Issue 02/2019

Recovering from disasters

IEC Standards provide the tools to enable countries to recover from disasters

From severe droughts to hurricanes and flooding, disasters appear more frequently and with a greater intensity than in the past. Recognizing the human and economic toll of these disasters caused by climate change, the United Nations has included climate action as one of its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Specifically, the UN calls for strengthening the resilience of infrastructure in the face of disasters. This is an area where the IEC already makes a significant contribution.

Issue 01/2019

Looking to the future

An overview of the Market Strategy Board’s hot topics for 2019

It is a generally accepted notion that we are living in times of rapid change. If, to paraphrase Heraclitus, change is the only constant, then organizations must anticipate areas of possible change and prepare themselves accordingly.

2018
Issue 05/2018

A common language for IoT

IEC and ISO publish a ground-breaking International Standard relating to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming the Internet of everything: the technology is impacting a huge number of sectors, from the transmission and distribution of electricity to the devices we use in our cities and homes. A new all-encompassing joint publication by IEC and ISO establishes a reference architecture for IoT, using a common vocabulary, reusable designs and industry best practices.