Located in the southern part of Africa, Namibia has participated in the IEC Affiliate Programme since 2001. Namibia has now adopted 59 IEC International Standards and participates in the work of 14 IEC technical committees and subcommittees.
Many power stations and industrial plants are not equipped to deal with cyber security threats. A key issue, according to a recent IEC Technology Report, is that security is too often understood only in terms of IT.
We are entering a new way of working and collaborating at the IEC this year given the global COVID-19 issues we are all facing. It’s certainly an unprecedented situation and one that comes with many different emotions, stresses and ways of coping.
Italian clinicians have been using robots to check on COVID-19 patients in the worst affected region of Italy. The robots are equipped with a camera, which allows medical staff to keep an eye on their patients and medical monitors.