When malicious hackers recently targeted the Weather Channel in the United States it underlined the vulnerability of broadcasters to cyber attacks. According to reports, the FBI is investigating the ransomware attack that took the channel off-air for more than an hour.
The IEC is co-organizing the Vienna Cyber Security Week, a high-level conference on the theme of “Protecting Critical Infrastructure”. The event is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 11 to 15 March 2019.
The IEC Market Strategy Board (MSB) has been set up to identify key technology trends and market needs. Comprised of high-level industry leaders and IEC officers, the MSB provides recommendations on new technologies that potentially could benefit from international standards.
Scientists predict that quantum computers will eventually be able to solve incredibly complex computational problems much faster than any technology we have today. They could bring massive benefits, but the technology also poses a huge risk for some of our most sensitive data.
Like many other industries, shipping is increasingly dependent upon digitalisation and automation. With the convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), more systems are being connecting to the Internet.