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We could be looking at a new standard called â€œHD-Vinylâ€Alan Cros
–September 20, 2018 - All recorded music formats are made to international standards. This way we know that a CD/tape/vinyl album recorded and manufactured in Indonesia will work on equipment anywhere in the world.
The standards for the manufacture of vinyl records have served us well, but because of the rise of the CD in the 80s and 90s, none of those standards have been revised since 1978. Thatâ€™s about to change.
With vinyl sales into their 11th year of double-digit growth, the recording industry has decided that itâ€™s time to bring the old manufacturing standards into the 21st century. Some new upgraded specifications are sorely needed. But like what?... Full Story
VW wants automakers to team up for self-driving standards, report saysAndrew Krok
Motivation for forming a new autonomous vehicle safety standard, according to Andrew Krok –September 19, 2018 - Volkswagen is in the process of developing an "industrywide alliance" in the self-driving space, Automotive News reports, citing comments from an anonymous VW executive. VW Group's board of management could have options for such an alliance in front of them as soon as October, but it's unclear what the timeline would look like beyond that.
While some partnerships are meant to benefit the consumer, Automotive News' report seems to paint this potential partnership as one meant to benefit the companies behind it all. The unnamed VW executive told Automotive News as much: "The question is: How do we bring products to market that guarantee we made ourselves as small a target for damage claims as possible?" Full Story
ASC X9 Releases New Standard for Securing and Managing Mobile CommercePress Release
–September 18, 2018 - The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. (X9) has announced the publication of a new standard, ASC X9.112-3 "Wireless Management and Security â€“ Part 3: Mobile," which addresses the management and security requirements for mobile commerce implementations applicable to manufacturers, application developers and financial service providers. The standard is now available for download...From a security perspective, mobile commerce has all the vulnerabilities of the internet and wireless environments combined; from a business perspective it encompasses three disparate industries: financial services, mobile telecommunications, and mobile platforms manufacturing. The new X9.112-3 standard guides all these parties toward safer and more efficient implementations of mobile commerce. As mobile devices and services become compliant with this standard, mobile-related risks will decrease, consumer confidence will increase, and mobile-related identify theft and fraud should be reduced... Full Story
Senators Bash State Department on CybersecurityKacy Zurkus
From a letter sent to Sec. of State Mike Pompeo protesting the lack of effective cybersecurity at the State Department –September 17, 2018 - In response to reports that the US State Department is lagging in its implementation of basic cybersecurity standards, a group of bipartisan senators have written a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to augment security mechanisms and improve compliance.
The senators point out that the password-only approach is not reliable protection, particularly with the increased number of phishing attacks. Additionally, they referenced the 2018 General Service Administration assessment, which evidenced that across the Department of State only 11% of agency devices had enhanced security controls deployed... Full Story
NIST to Hold Public Workshop on Voluntary Privacy Framework to Help Organizations Manage Risk
–September 12, 2018 - As part of an effort to help organizations manage risk, the U.S. Commerce Department\'s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a collaborative project to develop a voluntary privacy framework. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages its members and relevant stakeholders to attend NIST\'s public workshop on October 16 in Austin, Texas, to contribute to collective stakeholder input to support the development of the framework... Full Story
IEEE Publishes Standard Addressing Real-Time Architecture for Embedded SystemsPress Release
–September 11, 2018 - IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), today announced the publication and availability of IEEE 2050 TM -2018â€”Standard for Real-time Operating System (OS) for Small-scale Embedded Systems. The new standard follows an agreement announced last November that transferred ownership of the TRON ÂµT-Kernel 2.0 to IEEE-SA and that provided a license to TRON Forum for use of the intellectual property...IEEE 2050 is anticipated to greatly expand development and global utilization of the specification already sourced by more than 12,000 licensed IoT manufacturers and others worldwide...The TRON Project, launched in 1984 by Prof. Ken Sakamura, aims to build an open architecture for embedded systems. Rather than imposing a closed ecosystem of hardware and software requirements, its founders have defined a set of interfaces that ensure broad interoperability between the various devices supplied by different vendors... Full Story
Medical Device Security Improvements Coming - But Not Anytime SoonTaylor Armerding
–September 11, 2018 - The cybersecurity of connected medical devices â€“ notoriously poor for decades â€“ should finally start to improve.
That is genuinely good news. But it is tempered by the reality that it will not happen quickly.
The long-overdue change is coming thanks to the federal Food and Drug Administrationâ€™s (FDA) announcement in June that it was adopting UL 2900-2-1 as a new â€œconsensus standardâ€ for better software security in new devices, in order for them to qualify for â€œpremarket certification.â€ That is expected to have a major impact - for good - on both the industry and patients.
But it doesnâ€™t change much yet... Full Story
China Partners with CHAdeMO to Develop a Fast EV Charging StandardManish Kharinta
–September 10, 2018 - China\'s fast charging standardâ€“the Chinese GB/Tâ€“has partnered with the Japanese CHAdeMO to develop the next generation of a single fast charging standard. The standard will be compatible with the older GB/ T compatible cars. CHAdeMO is the trade name of a fast charging method for electric vehicles.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the CHAdeMO association and the China Electric Council. The agreement was signed on August 28th in Beijing, with consent from the governments of both countries. The partnership aims to co-develop a joint standard. The CHAdeMO Association aims to increase quick-charger installations worldwide and to standardize how to charge EVs... Full Story
These are the Top 4 Enterprise-Oriented Blockchains in the Market TodayChristina Comben
–September 8, 2018 - If 2017 was the year of the ICO and 2018 the year of crypto-regulations, the next twelve months look set to be all about enterprise adoption of blockchain solutions...many large organizations are patiently waiting at the gates of cryptocurrency with open arms...In fact, many large businesses are already busy buying up patents and experimenting with blockchains of their own. And while there are plenty of blockchains that businesses could potentially find useful, letâ€™s take a look at the top four... Full Story
Bitcoin Cash Standard Organization (BCSO): ViaBTC CEO Haipo Yang New BCH Consensus Proposal
–September 7, 2018 - This Friday Haipo Yang, the CEO of Viabtc and Coinex issued a Medium blog recommending the establishment of a standardization institution like the World Wide Webâ€™s W3C consortium. Haipo Yang aspires to originate a related group called the Bitcoin Cash Standard Organization (BCSO) in order to build standards and achieve better transparency when it comes to BCH consensus suggestions... Full Story