cyber security

  • Looking to the future

    15 January 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    It is a generally accepted notion that we are living in times of rapid change. If, to paraphrase Heraclitus, change is the only constant, then organizations must anticipate areas of possible change and prepare themselves...
  • Rethinking the healthcare ecosystem

    15 January 2019 by Antoinette Price
    Today, for many, technology is an inextricable part of life and healthcare. Friendly robots administer daily medications; algorithms diagnose diseases more accurately than top specialists, and a doctor’s appointment can...
  • Being prepared for quantum computing

    15 January 2019 by Michael A. Mullane
    One of the MIT’s best-known physicists, Seth Lloyd, uses a musical analogy to explain quantum computers. Classical computation, he says, is like a solo voice that produces a series of pure tones which form a single...
  • The challenges of cyber security in a connected world

    15 January 2019 by Michael A. Mullane
    The growth of connected devices has accelerated the convergence of the once separate domains of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), resulting in industrial IoT (IIOT).
  • Broad societal challenges

    15 June 2018 by Gabriela Ehrlich
    In his address to Council, Frans Vreeswijk, IEC General Secretary & CEO, reminded the audience that electrotechnology is essential in addressing broad societal challenges, such as universal energy access, more efficient...
  • Thwarting cyber attacks in aviation

    15 June 2018 by Morand Fachot
    Cyber attacks are carried out by a range of perpetrators. They include individuals, organized criminals and state-sponsored entities. Sometimes their malicious goals are distinct or overlapping and may include one or...
  • Aviation safety requires a holistic, systems-based approach

    15 June 2018 by Morand Fachot
    Keeping the aviation industry safe and secure from physical and cyber attacks and other risks linked to potential information and operational technology (IT and OT) issues is of utmost importance, but presents more...
  • Keeping kids safe

    15 June 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    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 choice is unlimited.
  • The risks of connected lives

    15 June 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    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 on the bus. As noted...
  • 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...
  • A belt and braces approach to cyber security

    15 April 2018 by Mike Mullane
    We use the expression “belt and braces” to mean that we are being extra careful about something. The idea is that if our belt breaks unexpectedly, our braces will ensure that our trousers stay up.
  • Planes, trains and automobiles

    15 April 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    New technologies will revolutionize the way we commute and transport goods over short and long distances, helped by a plethora of IEC International Standards.
  • AI empowers the workforce

    15 April 2018 by Natalie Mouyal
    Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the big buzz words in the tech industry. From robots to self-driving cars, digital twins and medical diagnosis, AI promises to deliver innovation on the scale of the discovery of...
  • 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...

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