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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
The future of connectivity: Introducing Wi-Fi 6Grace Shao
CNBC –July 5, 2019 - Most have heard about 5G, the soon-to-be-adopted standard for mobile data. But thatâ€™s just half of the picture for the next generation of high-speed internet.
The future for homes, business and many public places will be using a different technological innovation: Wi-Fi 6...The new internet technology will be a huge speed boost to the existing Wi-Fi and it will allow users to access the internet in congested areas without compromising the battery life of their devices...One of the most significant applications for the new standard will be the so-called Internet of Things. That will connect physical devices â€” such as home appliances and cars â€” to the internet, allowing them to talk with each other and for users to control everything seamlessly... Full Story
IEEE Approves New Power Modeling StandardPress Release
–July 4, 2019 - Silicon Integration Initiative has announced that its Unified Power Model, developed with major contributions from IBM and GLOBALFOUNDRIES, has been approved as IEEE 2416-2019, a new Standard for Power Modeling to Enable System Level Analysis, which complements UPF/IEEE 1801-2018 Standard for Design and Verification of Low-Power, Energy-Aware Electronic Systems...UPM/IEEE 2416-2019 provides a rich set of power modeling semantics enabling system designers to model entire systems with great flexibility. It supports power modeling from abstract design description all the way to gate level implementation providing data consistency from earliest architectural explorations to final power verification... Full Story
Open Source Processors: Fact Or Fiction?
–July 3, 2019 - Open source processors are rapidly gaining mindshare, fueled in part by early successes of RISC-V, but that interest frequently is accompanied by misinformation based on wishful thinking and a lack of understanding about what exactly open source entails.
Nearly every recent conference has some mention of RISC-V in particular, and open source processors in general, whether that includes keynote speeches, technical sessions, and panels. Whatâ€™s less obvious is that open ISAs are not a new phenomenon, and neither are free, open processor implementations...
An ISA defines a hardware/software interface. It defines what each software element, an instruction, is supposed to accomplish on the hardware and that enables software portability between different implementations of a particular ISA core... Full Story