cybersecurity

  • Protecting manufacturing from cyber attacks

    15 June 2019 by Michael A. Mullane
    Half of the manufacturing companies that took part in a recent survey in the US admitted they had suffered a data breach or cyber attack in the previous 12 months. Unfortunately, such attacks are part of a growing global...
  • How secure is your medical device?

    15 June 2018 by Antoinette Price
    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 hacked by terrorists, by...
  • Driving the future

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Vehicle makers, telecoms operators and local authorities are planning our future means of transport in big cities, with the help of some key IEC Standards. Self-driving tractors and agribots are changing agriculture in...
  • Upcoming global events (April-June 2017)

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.
  • Smarter than the average lamppost

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Want a weather update, real-time air pollution status, or are you just trying to find that elusive parking space? It’s simple…ask the lamppost!
  • The next generation of IEC leaders

    21 March 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Meet the IEC 2016 Young Professional Leaders and learn more about how YPs are becoming involved in the technical work of the IEC.
  • IEC work on cyber security for energy infrastructure

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Protecting energy security and critical energy infrastructure against cyber attacks is fast emerging as an absolute priority. In mid-February, the EnergyPact Foundation organized an international conference in Vienna on...
  • Expanded scope for SyC AAL

    21 March 2017 by Morand Fachot
    To deal with Active Assisted Living (AAL) issues, the IEC has established a Systems Committee, IEC SyC AAL. This SyC has the role of promoting safety, security, privacy and cross-vendor interoperability in the use of AAL...
  • Measuring effectiveness of information security

    24 January 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    You simply can’t be too careful when it comes to information security. Protecting personal records and commercially sensitive information is critical. But how can you tell that your ISO/IEC 27001 information security...