Keeping our cyber world safe

Issue 06/2018 IoT has disrupted many industries, from agriculture, transport and energy, to healthcare, manufacturing and retail

As with any other day, you wake up, check the smart phone, read emails, note sleep quality, get the real-time weather update and dress accordingly, adjust your smart home settings from an app, jump in the car, ask your virtual personal assistant for... More...

Protecting supply chains against cyber attacks

In recent months, a number of international studies and reports have highlighted an alarming increase in cyber attacks targeting the supply chain.  One such survey, conducted in the Americas,...

The risks of connected lives

Turn on the radio, set the timer for dinner, turn down the temperature, shut off the lights. With the internet of things (IoT), all of this is possible from the comfort of the couch or while sitting...

Eliminating bias from algorithms

Wael Diab, who is leading international efforts to standardize artificial intelligence (AI), has identified the mitigation of data bias as a priority challenge for eventual future standards work. Diab...

How secure is your medical device?

In 2007, when cautious doctors replaced a former US Vice President’s heart defibrillator, a battery-powered device placed under the skin to monitor heart rate, they modified it so it couldn't be...

Healthcare needs doctors and machines

Imagine being able to predict medical conditions in healthy people and take steps to prevent them before symptoms develop, or having fully autonomous systems monitor critical patients in intensive...

Keeping kids safe

With the holidays approaching, many parents have entered the mad rush to find the perfect gift for their offspring. And, as a stroll through the toy section of any department store demonstrates, the...

Technology Focus Aviation safety requires a holistic, systems-based approach

Keeping the aviation industry safe and secure from physical and...

Technology Focus Thwarting cyber attacks in aviation

Cyber attacks are carried out by a range of perpetrators. They...

Conformity Assessment Asian financial institutions sign MoU supporting IECRE conformity assessment

“IECRE certification will de-risk the investments of financial...

Conformity Assessment A lifetime of Ex-perience

In an interview with e-tech, IECEx Chair Prof Dr-Ing...

Conformity Assessment Join the discussion!

In 2018, IECQ, the IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic...

Technical Committees How to get your motor going

One of the earliest IEC technical committees (TCs) prepares the...

e-tech Special Council elects future IEC President

IEC Council elected Yinbiao Shu of China as IEC President for a...

e-tech Special Disruptive change is here

IEC President James E. Shannon address to Council

e-tech Special Broad societal challenges

IEC work underpins modern life

e-tech Special SMB Meeting in Busan

SMB Chair shares key decisions and developments

e-tech Special IEC IEEE KATS Challenge Award winners

Five awards honour academic papers addressing the future challenges in standardization

e-tech Special First IEC Regulator Forum takes place in South Korea

Key meeting in Busan concludes that standardization experts and regulators should work together more closely for the benefit of society and the economy

e-tech Special Making cities smarter

Michael Mulquin, Chair of SyC Smart cities details how the IEC can help cities become smarter

e-tech Special The next generation of IEC leaders and experts

Eighty Young Professionals (YP) representing 39 countries gathered in Busan to participate in the ninth annual IEC Young Professionals Workshop held in conjunction with the IEC General Meeting.

e-tech Special Recognizing exceptional achievements

2018 Thomas A. Edison Awards laureates

e-tech Special 2018 Council Statutory Session

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

In Store Clean bill of health

Setting the safety requirements for in vitro diagnostic devices