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ANSI Seeks Feedback on Chinaâ€™s Latest Revision of Standardization Law
ANSI.org –September 15, 2017 - ANSI Seeks Feedback on Chinaâ€™s Latest Revision of Standardization Law seeks comments on the latest version of Chinaâ€™s standardization law draft by September 18, 2017.
The National Peopleâ€™s Congress released the newest draft revision of the law, which serves as the groundwork for Chinaâ€™s ongoing standardization reform initiative. The law is intended to promote scientific and technological progress, improve the level of economic and social development, enhance the quality of products and services, ensure the safety of people's health and life and property, and strengthen standardization...Stakeholders can submit comments to ANSI via email@example.com.
Comments should reference specific articles in the law and are due to ANSI no later than September 18, 2017, so that we may consider them prior to the comment deadline of September 24, 2017... Full StoryRead it! Five StarsJMB
Amazon Reader Reviews –September 15, 2017 - One of the most delightfully thrilling thrillers I have ever read. Most cyber stories fall apart when you know something about cyber. Andy's doesn't. They don't get much better than this. Full StoryEthereum's ERC-20 Token Standard Has Been FormalizedRachel Rose O'Leary
CoinDesk –September 14, 2017 - The standard that governs how new cryptographic tokens can be launched on top of the ethereum blockchain has been been finalized.
Revealed today by the open-source project's developer team, the ERC-20 standard establishes a common set of rules for tokens issued via ethereum smart contracts, and currently serves as the basis for the many tokens that have been released through initial coin offerings (ICOs).
The standard has now been formalized on the ethereum GitHub page, meaning that going forward, all tokens built on ethereum should conform to the standard... Full StoryOpen Connectivity Foundation And Open Mobile Alliance Announce Liaison AgreementPress Release
OCF/OMA –September 13, 2017 - The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) today announced a liaison agreement for working on device management for IoT. This agreement will explore collaboration involving OMAâ€™s LightweightM2M (LwM2M) standard, a device management protocol designed for sensor networks and the demands of a machine-to-machine (M2M) environment, with OCF Specifications.
Device Management allows network operators, service providers or corporate information management departments to carry out end user device configuration procedures. OCFâ€™s strategic collaboration with OMA brings a mature and established solution for remote management of IoT devices and reinforces OCFâ€™s role as a driving force for harmonization and consolidation within IoT interconnectivity... Full StoryHDR10+: the new HDR standard that's taking a leaf out of Dolby's bookJon Porter
TechRadar –September 12, 2017 - Weâ€™re only part of the way into the era of HDR televisions, and we already have way too many standards to be dealing with. First came HDR10, then Dolby Vision, and more recently Hybrid Log Gamma and Advanced HDR.
If you already thought the situation was confusing then buckle up, because youâ€™re going to have to get familiar with another standard pretty soon. Itâ€™s name is HDR10+, and it wants to bring the same advanced functionality of Dolby Vision to an open standard... Full StoryAppNexus and Rubicon Project launch Prebid.org hailing open-source approach to header biddingRonan Shields
The Drum –September 11, 2017 - AppNexus, Pubmatic and Rubicon Project have announced the official launch of Prebid.org, an independent organization aimed towards helping adtech players and premium publishers challenge the dominance of Googleâ€™s DoubleClick with an open-source approach to header bidding.
The pairing of AppNexus and Rubicon Project have characterized the approach as a â€œcollaborative industry effortâ€ that will make the marketplace a more fair ecosystem by delivering â€œunbiased programmatic monetization solutionsâ€ for premium publishers.
Participating outfits are set to collaborate by fostering common tech standards and working practices, similar to the Prebid server-to-server solution rollout announced earlier this year... Full StoryArtificial intelligence cyber attacks are coming - but what does that mean?Jeremy Straub
Business Standard –September 1, 2017 - The next major cyberattack could involve artificial intelligence systems. It could even happen soon: At a recent cybersecurity conference, 62 industry professionals, out of the 100 questioned, said they thought the first AI-enhanced cyberattack could come in the next 12 months... Full StoryAlleging national security ignorance, Trump's cybersecurity advisors resign
Business Standard –August 31, 2017 - Seven members of Donald Trump's cybersecurity team...have resigned, accusing the United States (US) president of ignoring the pressing national security matters.
In a group resignation letter, the members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), whose purview includes national cybersecurity, cited both specific shortfalls in the administration's approach to cybersecurity, and broader concerns that have undermined the "moral infrastructure" of the US, Fortune reported...
They also cited his failure "to denounce intolerance and violence of hate groups" when asked about the "horrific violences in Charlottesville" as one of the reasons why they left. Full StoryIEEE and UL to Develop a Standard for Wireless Diabetes Device Security Provided by DTSPress Release
IEEE-SA/UL –August 30, 2017 - UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) and IEEE recently signed a Joint Standard Development agreement to develop a consensus based standard for wireless diabetes device security.
The Standard for Wireless Diabetes Device Security (DTSec) has been provided by the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) for use in this effort... Full StoryIEEE Approves Standards Project for Quantum Computing DefinitionsPress Release
IEEE-SA –August 29, 2017 - IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today announced the approval of the IEEE P7130â„¢â€”Standard for Quantum Computing Definitions project. The new standards project aims to make Quantum Computing more accessible to a larger group of contributors, including developers of software and hardware, materials scientists, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, climate scientists, biologists and geneticists.
IEEE P7130 will define terms related to the physics of quantum computing including quantum tunneling, super position, quantum entanglement, as well as other related terms and terminology that will be updated as technological advances are made... Full Story