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Issue 06/2018

SMB Meeting in Busan

SMB Chair shares key decisions and developments

Ralph Sporer, IEC Vice-President and Chair of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) shared key decisions with IEC e-tech.

2016
Issue 04/2016

Preventing a potential cybersecurity nightmare

Unmanaged user accounts in industrial environments present significant cybersecurity risks

Cybersecurity is now central to the safe operation of industrial installations, but user accounts for many devices used in these installations are not properly managed. Central user account management combined with Role Based Access Control is the perfect solution for managing user accounts and permissions efficiently and centrally while still providing a state of the art security solution. This eliminates the nightmare of having unmanaged user accounts on hundreds of devices.

Issue 04/2016

Joint IEC/IEEE Standard to improve substation operation

Precise time synchronization for grid automation needs a broadly accepted Standard

Communication between equipment and systems for the electric grid is an essential element of power utility automation, and central to the introduction of Smart Grids. The IEC and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have joined forces to develop IEC/IEEE 61850-9-3:2016, a dual logo International Standard specifying a precision time protocol (PTP) profile for IEC and IEEE Standards applicable to power utility automation. 

2011
Issue 01/2011

High voltage

Safer electrical power installations

IEC TC 99 recently issued a new version of a key electrical power publication, IEC 61936-1, Power installations exceeding 1 kV a.c. – Part 1: Common rules. The standard provides essential new safety and user information for people building or installing high-voltage power systems.