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Issue 02/2020

Cyber security for broadcasters – a permanent priority

International standards, industry recommendations and cooperation between broadcasters can help build resilience to cyber threats

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 broadcasting and media industry, and professional associations work together to try to thwart these attacks and, failing this, to mitigate their impact. In some countries, such as the US, the government considers broadcasters part of the critical infrastructure, owing to their ability to keep the public informed in event of emergencies. 

Issue 02/2020

Standards for safety and security

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.

Issue 01/2020

From healthcare to mining, RFID standards keep operations on track

Used to control inventory and track items in real time in logistics, retail and transportation, radio frequency identification (RFID) and barcode technologies improve inventory management, reduce checkout times in shops and improve safety.

Hospitals quickly locate equipment required for surgery to ensure it is clean, safe and ready for use. Intelligent sports balls can capture data which help players learn and improve their game, while companies in oil and gas, chemical, mining, construction and energy can enhance personnel safety, track assets and maintain equipment in harsh environments.

2019
Issue 06/2019

New standard to boost nuclear power installations’ cyber resilience

The scope and cost of cyber-malicious activities are increasing worldwide.

According to Cybersecurity Ventures' Cyber Crime Annual Report 2019, the annual cost of cyber crime for the global economy will double between 2015 and 2021 to reach USD 6 trillion by 2021. In addition to financial losses, attacks on critical infrastructure are of growing concern.

2018
Issue 06/2018

Disruptive change is here

IEC needs to become fit for its challenges

IEC President James E. Shannon address to Council