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TC260 Releases Two Critical Information Security Cloud Computing Standards
USITO.org Weekly – September 17, 2014: According to an official statement on the Technical Committee 260 (TC260) website, two important national standards for cloud computing have officially been released and approved by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC):
"Information Security Technology - Security Capability Requirements of Cloud Computing Services" (GB/T 31168-2014)
"Information Security Technology - Security Guide of Cloud Computing Services" (GB/T 31167-2014)... ...Full Story
Patents and Standards, or: How a Court Case Will Affect Our Everyday Lives
CircleID – September 17, 2014: ...Unnoticed by the wider public, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case Huawei v. ZTE will be hearing argument on 11 September on an issue important for the continued viability of open standards. The case will examine conditions under which an owner of a patent covering one aspect of the standard essential technology can seek an injunction which will most likely result in the entire standard becoming blocked. The CJEU's ruling may have far-reaching impact not just on the telecommunication standard at issue, but also on technology available to consumers....The pivotal question being presented to the CJEU is this: Can an SEP holder who made a FRAND commitment as part of a standardization process thereafter seek to block a user's access to his standard-essential technology, if that user has declared its willingness to negotiate and take a license on FRAND terms.... ...Full Story
NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology
NIST Techbeat – September 17, 2014: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors—a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these versatile sensors increasingly become part of electronic networks.
The IEEE 2700-2014 Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions, now available from the IEEE Standards Association, provides a common methodology for specifying the performance of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in the consumer electronics industry. The standard includes specifications for a wide range of devices, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, barometers and proximity sensors....MEMS are a class of tiny machines, typically far less than a millimeter in size, that combine moving parts or sensors with electronic components. MEMS already are used widely, for example, as motion detectors in tablet computers or as triggers for automobile collision airbags. Their use is expected to grow as sensing devices on buildings, vehicles and elsewhere are linked to computer networks to create the "Internet of Things." The diversity of these sensing devices demands new industry standards to ensure their compatibility.... ...Full Story
OECD unveils public sector innovation portal
EU Joinup – September 16, 2014: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in June unveiled a new portal for innovation in the public sector, the 'Observatory of Public Sector Innovation'. The observatory is to collect, share and analyse examples of public sector innovation and to provide practical advice to countries on how to make innovations work....The Observatory is led by a Task Force compromising [sic] 21 OECD countries,... ...Full Story
New Forensic Subcommittee on Digital Evidence Added to Organization of Scientific Area Committees
NIST Techbeat – September 16, 2014: Digital evidence, one of the fastest growing areas of forensic science, will now have its own subcommittee in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-administered Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). NIST is establishing the OSAC to identify and develop national standards and guidelines for forensic science practitioners to strengthen forensic science in the United States.
Forensic science practitioners, academic researchers and others with expertise in digital evidence are encouraged to apply for one of up to 20 voting positions on the new Digital Evidence Subcommittee by Sept. 30, 2014. Those who previously applied for membership on other subcommittees should reapply if they wish to be considered for the Digital Evidence Subcommittee....Digital evidence also will be a priority for the NIST-sponsored Forensic Science Center of Excellence, which will be dedicated to collaborative, interdisciplinary research. NIST is accepting applications from accredited institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations through Dec. 11. 2014.... ...Full Story
DEATH TO TCP/IP cry Cisco, Intel, US gov and boffins galore
The Register – September 15, 2014: The US National Science Foundation, Cisco, Verisign, Panasonic and boffins from around the world have thrown their weight behind a new "Named Data Networking Consortium" that aims to develop "a practically deployable set of protocols replacing TCP/IP that increases network trustworthiness and security, addresses the growing bandwidth requirements of modern content, and simplifies the creation of sophisticated distributed applications."...Work on the Named Data Networking (NDN) has been going on for some time: the National Science Foundation has been pumping in cash since 2010. The significance of this launch is that industry is now involved, and the consortium is committed to producing open-source software to take researchers' work beyond the hypothetical....The consortium says today's internet lacks security because it " … was designed as a communication network so the only entities that could be named in its packets were communication endpoints.".
Under NDN, the name in a packet "can be anything — an endpoint, a chunk of movie or book, a ...The consortium also says its approach won't break the current internet,... ...Full Story
Consortium to focus on developing a new architecture for the internet
domain-b.com – September 15, 2014: Launching a critical new phase in developing the Internet of the future, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will host a consortium of universities and leading technology companies to promote the development and adoption of Named Data Networking....NDN is an emerging internet architecture that promises to increase network security, accommodate growing bandwidth requirements and simplify the creation of increasingly sophisticated applications....Other founding academic members of the NDN project are UC San Diego, Colorado State University, the University of Arizona, the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, the University of Memphis, the University of Michigan and Washington University in St. Louis....Among the industry partners planning to participate are Verisign, Cisco Systems and Panasonic. They will be joined by representatives from Anyang University (Korea), Tongji University and Tsinghua University (China), the University of Basel (Switzerland) and Waseda University (Japan)....The NDN team's goal is to build a replacement for Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol, or TCP / IP, the current underlying approach to all communication over the internet.... ...Full Story
CNITS Creates Big Data Standardization Working Group
USITO.org Weekly – September 15, 2014: The China National Information Technology Standardization Technical Committee (CNITS) has established a Big Data Standardization Working Group responsible for drafting and optimizing big data-related standards, and carrying out research on big data related technology and standards. The international counterpart of the working group is ISO/IEC JTC 1/SG 2 Study Group on Big Data, according to a notice on the CNITS website....
In the same notice, CNITS announced that it is currently recruiting members for the Working Group. The notice states that any independent legal entity in China is qualified to apply for membership, but companies not registered in China or controlled by foreign stakeholders can only apply for observer status.... ...Full Story
MIG and IEEE SA produce new standard for IoT, e-health, connected vehicle, aug. reality
IEEE.org – September 12, 2014: IEEE announced the availability of the IEEE 2700-2014 "Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions," recently approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board. With sensors being one of the primary technologies to help improve the lives of every connected person in the world, IEEE 2700-2014 is intended to provide a common methodology for specifying sensor performance in the ever-expanding sensor technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
IEEE 2700-2014 aims to reinforce innovation in a variety of sensor types for vendors considering ways to integrate two or more sensors—all introduced by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other platform providers with non-scalable integration challenges.
The IEEE 2700-2014 fulfills the need for a common methodology to define sensor performance, and eases non-scalable integration challenges and burdens across manufacturers. Because sensor framework and technology span not only sensor vendors and ISVs, there are numerous types of sensors that require specification terminology, units, conditions and limits, including: accelerometers, magnetometers, gyrometers/gyroscopes, barometers/pressure sensors, hygrometers/humidity sensors, temperature sensors, ambient light sensors and proximity sensors.... ...Full Story
China IoT Standards Approved by ISO/IEC JTC1
USITO.org Weekly – September 11, 2014: On September 2nd, the international standards "Reference Architecture for IoT" proposed by China received approval from the ISO/IEC JTC1 for standards establishment (project number ISO/IEC 30141). The project was initiated by ISO/IEC JTC1 WG7 (Sensor Networks WG), and will have participation from the United States, Korea, Canada and Australia.
This is the latest example of international adoption of China national standards, and is seen as a breakthrough for China's Internet-of-Things (IoT) standardization efforts.... ...Full Story
ANSI Invites Proposals for Activities to be Conducted under the Standards Alliance
ANSI Weekly News – September 11, 2014: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites interested parties to submit proposals for training and other activities to be conducted under the ANSI–U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative the Standards Alliance. Proposals may come from ANSI members or other private-sector organizations interested in supporting cooperation and capacity building in the areas of standards development, technical regulations, good regulatory practice, and conformity assessment....A key feature of the Standards Alliance is the public-private nature of the arrangement, leveraging the foremost expertise and experience from the private sector on standards and conformance. Private-sector organizations will have the opportunity to propose areas of focus for each country's work plan, specific projects or activities, or individual experts to conduct training or other technical exchange. In exchange for expert time contributed in completion of these activities, project funding may be used for venue or other fixed expenses such as travel.... ...Full Story
Everyone loves those Things, just not on each others' terms
The Register – September 10, 2014: The whole industry seems to be going wild about the Internet of Things (IoT), but the hard part about making this bold new vision happen is going to be as much about getting the vendors talking as getting the so-called things talking.... ...Full Story
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