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GraphQL Foundation and Joint Development Foundation Collaborate to Drive API Consumption StandardsBruno Couriol
–July 23, 2019 - The GraphQL Foundation recently announced collaboration with the Joint Development Foundation to continue developing the GraphQL specification and accelerate the adoption of open-source and standards for API development and consumption.
GraphQL originated in 2012 in Facebook as an API for Facebook News Feed and later extended to support the majority of Facebook\'s products. After undergoing an internal redesign, GraphQL was subsequently shared with the broader community in 2015. The GraphQL community has grown today to encompass a large set of actors, from hobbyists to large companies, including innovative companies whose main goal is to build new tools and services for GraphQL...
The GraphQL Foundation announced collaboration with the Joint Development Foundation, which itself joined the Linux Foundation family to drive adoption of open source and standards... Full Story
What The Open Mobility Foundation Says About Cities, Software And StandardsSeleta Reynolds
–July 22, 2019 - Last month, 15 cities â€” Los Angeles included â€” created something unprecedented: their own standards body. A year after launching the Mobility Data Specification (MDS) â€” a suite of APIs to manage bicycles, scooters, and other forms of "micromobility" - LA's effort to use code and concrete to regulate went viral. More than 70 cities around the globe started to use it, surpassing LADOTâ€™s mandate to run it. So, we asked for a little help from our peers.
Together with New York, San Francisco, and a dozen other cities, we followed in the footsteps of other open-source projects (like Linux) and brainstormed a non-profit foundation to guide the deployment and development of MDS. Quickly, others saw the significance of our efforts. The US Conference of Mayors, representing over 1,400 cities, adopted a resolution to support a city-led open source non-profit. Once we drafted bylaws, we invited companies like Bird, Spin, and Microsoft, along with organizations like The Rockefeller Foundation, New Cities, and Metrolab Network to join us. We then partnered with OASIS - a non-profit consortium with more than 5,000 members globally â€” to house what we call the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF)... Full Story
EdgeX Foundry Announces Production Ready Release Providing Open Platform for IoT Edge to a Growing Global EcosystemPress Release
–July 17, 2019 - EdgeX Foundry, a project under the LF Edge umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge IoT computing independent of hardware, silicon, application cloud, or operating system, today announced the availability of its "Edinburgh" release. Created collaboratively by a global ecosystem, EdgeX Foundry's new release is a key enabler of digital transformation for IoT use cases and is a platform for real-world applications both for developers and end users across many vertical markets. EdgeX community members have created a range of complementary products and services, including commercial support, training and customer pilot programs and plug-in enhancements for device connectivity, applications, data and system management and security.
Launched in April 2017, and now part of the LF Edge umbrella, EdgeX Foundry is an open source, loosely-coupled microservices framework that provides the choice to plug and play from a growing ecosystem of available third party offerings or to augment proprietary innovations. With a focus on the IoT Edge, EdgeX simplifies the process to design, develop and deploy solutions across industrial, enterprise, and consumer applications... Full Story
IAB Tech Lab Finalizes Data Transparency StandardDennis Buchheim
Daily Research News Online –July 16, 2019 - Non-profit consortium the IAB Tech Lab has completed the first version of its Data Transparency Standard, supporting companies that collect audience data for targeting, personalization or measurement of digital ads.
A part of trade association the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau), the lab is tasked with producing and helping companies implement global technical standards and solutions for the digital media and ad industries. Its new standard asks data providers to provide details of segment quality, addressing segment recency, provenance, and segmentation criteria. The framework establishes baseline expectation for data sellers regarding the additional information that buyers need to make an informed purchase decision, along with a standard audience taxonomy so buyers can compare like segments across vendors, and software to deliver this data to buyers in their platform of choice via an open source API... Full Story
AN IT PROâ€™S GUIDE TO THE MOST WIDELY USED IT FRAMEWORKS AND STANDARDSMonique Magalhaes
–July 15, 2019 - Regulated industries are mostly required to employ one or maybe multiple compliance schemes that usually include frameworks and standards in their field of business. (Frameworks and standards are often confused. We touched on that in a previous story here at TechGenix.) Some are industry specific and others are more general. Due to the magnitude of practices available to guide and assist, it can be overwhelming for IT professionals to find whatâ€™s best suited to their companyâ€™s needs. By considering some of the most universally adopted schemes, you can narrow the search to help ease the decision-making process... Full Story
Z-Wave Alliance Promotes Enhanced Certification for Next Generation Z-Wave DevicesAshley Collazo
–July 14, 2019 - The Z-Wave Alliance,..is unveiling details about the Z-Wave Plus v2 certification designed for devices built on the new Z-Wave 700 platform. The updated certification will deliver a significantly improved consumer experience by mandating the inclusion of SmartStart, a setup feature...
Removing the complexity of installation, SmartStart enabled hubs are able to recognize any SmartStart enabled accessory device, like a lock or light, with a quick app scan of its QR code. With SmartStart, the deviceâ€™s information is already set up inside the hub and pairing is complete prior to a consumer adding product â€“ the setup all happens behind the scenes, drastically shortening and simplifying the product setup process for consumers... Additional updates for certification of Z-Wave 700-based devices include a requirement for device identification through an LED light on each product to provide user confirmation that the right device is setup within a hubâ€™s app... Full Story
Respond to NIST's Draft Plan for Federal Engagement in AI Standards Development
–July 11, 2019 - In an effort to advance artificial intelligence (AI) standards for U.S. and economic and national security needs, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests feedback on its draft plan for federal government engagement in AI. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages relevant stakeholders to submit comments by July 19, 2019.
The draft document, U.S. Leadership in AI: Plan for Federal Engagement in Developing Technical Standards and Related Tools, is available on NIST's website. The document references both published standards and standards under development by the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology, Subcommittee (SC) 42 on artificial intelligence, and outlines the current state of AI standardization.
It was published in response to the February 2019 Executive Order (EO) on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence...
Among its priorities, the Executive Order aims to "Ensure that technical standards...reflect Federal priorities for innovation, public trust, and public confidence in systems that use AI technologiesâ€¦and develop international standards to promote and protect those priorities.".. Full Story
5StarS consortium launches CAV cybersecurity assurance frameworkRache Evans
–July 10, 2019 - The 5StarS consortium has launched its proposed assurance framework for connected and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity from design to end of life, following a two-year research project funded by Innovate UK...
The assurance framework sets out to build trust in the ability of manufacturers to mitigate against cyber threats and be resilient to attacks, as well as being able to demonstrate that they will respond quickly and effectively to attacks or vulnerabilities... Full Story
New Cybersecurity Standards for the Internet of ThingsToby Considine
–July 9, 2019 - ...OpenC2 is a communication standard for coordinating responses to cybersecurity attacks without regard to the technology of the device that is responding. In effect, OpenC2 defines Service Oriented Security. The target use of OpenC2 is in the Internet of Things (IoT)
Service Oriented Architectures receive requests to provide a service, rather than the detailed control instructions that typify communications with building systems. OpenADR is a good example, whereby a utility or other energy supplier can request that a building reduce energy usage during a particular window for a price. OpenADR is a profile of OASIS Energy Interoperation that defines the services for coordinating energy supply and consumption. A request for a commercial building to switch to its open hours operating posture might be another service. In OpenC2, the services requested are tied to cybersecurity... Full Story
NIST report on IoT security raises awareness on risks of connected devicesEden Estopace
–July 8, 2019 - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)...has released a report to help organizations understand and manage cybersecurity and privacy risks associated with the internet of things (IoT)...The 34-page report, "Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks (NISTR 8228)," is a companion document to the Cybersecurity Framework and SP 800-53 Rev. 5, two NIST resources that offer guidance for mitigating risk to information systems...The report highlighted three factors that may affect the management of cybersecurity and privacy risks for IoT devices as compared to conventional IT devices as well as three high-level risk mitigation goals that organizations should have in mind... Full Story