cyber attack

  • Cyber security for broadcasters – a permanent priority

    15 February 2020 by Morand Fachot
    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...
  • Protecting supply chains against cyber attacks

    15 June 2018 by Mike Mullane
    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, Asia and Europe, suggests...
  • How to mitigate cyber threats

    15 April 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee (TC) 65: Industrial process measurement, control and automation, has recently published IEC 62443-4-1 on the life-cycle requirements for secure product development in industrial automation and...
  • Making prepayment meters future proof

    15 March 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC TC 13: Electrical energy management and control, has published a new Standard which significantly enhances the security of electricity metering prepayment systems, widely used in developing countries around the world...
  • Staying one step ahead

    15 March 2018 by Michael A. Mullane
    Innovation brings new challenges – or, put another way, every silver lining has a cloud. While the Internet has given us connected, smart and interactive technologies, it has also spawned the murky, underground world of...
  • Building blocks for cyber security

    15 March 2018 by Ann-Marie Corvin
    As we move towards more connected environments, cyber security threats are increasing. One technology that could help with data protection is blockchain, which is also starting to be used in some renewable energy...
  • Protecting railway networks from cyber threats

    15 February 2018 by Morand Fachot
    Railways and metro systems have been the subject of a spate of cyber attacks in recent years. Although no major accidents or casualties have been reported so far, it is likely that the problem will get worse and affect...
  • Taking the next step

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    Recognizing the need to ensure continuity in its standards development and conformity assessment activities, the IEC has, since 2010, reached out to up and coming young experts active in a variety of technological...
  • Protecting broadcast and multimedia assets and content

    15 January 2018 by Morand Fachot
    In recent years broadcasters and multimedia companies have come under sustained cyber attacks aimed for a variety of reasons at damaging their physical assets and pilfering their content. Broadcast and multimedia...
  • Helping prevent a cyber nightmare

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Standardization work by the IEC technical committees (TCs) and subcommittees (SCs), and by the Joint Technical Committee (ISO/IEC JTC 1) set up by the IEC and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is...
  • Securing critical infrastructure all the way to the top

    21 May 2017 by Morand Fachot
    As more and more objects are connected, communicate and interact with each other, in what is labelled the internet of things (IoT), they become building blocks in larger systems. Known and unknown vulnerabilities in this...
  • Protecting road vehicles from cyber attacks

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Critical infrastructure systems are being increasingly targeted by sophisticated cyber attacks. A session of the annual Future Networked Car symposium, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the...
  • To drive or not to drive?

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Imagine someone who hasn’t driven a car in the past 30 years. Taking the wheel of a modern car today, this person would probably be lost trying to figure out all the electronics inside. Voice command, self-driving cars...