Standards for safety and security

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

In recent times, there has not been a more critical need to have access to and use technology, for work, education and in healthcare, to help patients and protect healthcare workers, as the world adjusts to living during the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

Robots in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19

A recent article in Science Robotics suggests that robots could be effective resources in combating COVID-19. They can be used for disinfection, to deliver medicine and food and measure vital signs. A...

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...

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...

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,...

Cyber security for broadcasters – a permanent priority

Broadcasters, and media companies in general, have been increasingly targeted by cyber attacks from a wide range of actors in recent years. Standardization organizations, IEC in particular, the...

New standard under development aims to minimize facial recognition errors

From border controls, unlocking smart devices and enhancing retail security, to trials by some credit card companies for authenticating payments and hotels for checking in, the number of applications...

Technical Committees Making plans for the IoT

What is in the future for IoT standardization? François...

Technology Focus The Intelligence of Things

For many experts, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become the...

Technical Committees The complexities of communicating with machines

Our lives are surrounded by machines for tasks ranging from the...

Technical Committees Machine readable emotions

The science fiction movie Her tells the story of a man who falls...

Technology Focus Applying standards to the circular economy

The circular economy calls for a radical shift in production and...

Technology Focus Understanding halogen use

Halogens are generally considered to be any of the group of five...

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,...

In Store Living in a direct current world

New edition of key standard for industrial switches

Conformity Assessment Oil and gas in the digital age

IECEx CoPC is a major asset in enhancing security of the Ex sector

Conformity Assessment Protecting assets

Increased security through IECQ certification in compliance with ISO/IEC 27001