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21 Feb

The NIST Cloud Federation Reference Architecture (February 2020)

This document presents the NIST Federated Cloud Reference Architecture model. This actor/role- based model used the guiding principles of the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture to develop an eleven component model. This document describes these components individually and how they function as an ensemble. There are many possible deployments and governance options which lend themselves to create a suite of federation options from simple to complex.

17 Jan

The EU Cybersecurity Act and the role of standards for SMEs - Position paper

In the new position paper “The EU Cybersecurity Act and the role of standards for SMEs”, DIGITAL SME outlines “four A” challenges of standards-adoption for SMEs: affordability (most SMEs simply can’t afford paid-for standards), adaptation (most standards are not tailored to different types and needs of SMEs), awareness (ask your friend who works in a small consultancy firm if they can name a single cybersecurity standard), and access to standardisation organisations (SMEs often don’t get to participate in the standards-making process, putting them at a decisive dis

14 Jan

ETSI Knowledge and Education About Standardisation - "Understanding ICT Standardization: Principles and Practice”

ETSI has released a new set of classroom teaching materials on ICT standardization. A comprehensive textbook, “Understanding ICT Standardization: Principles and Practice”, together with an extensive slide pack have been developed with the support of the European Commission and the EFTA Secretariat.

The textbook and slides, written by six experts who have both academic and practical standardization experience, are available for download for free from the ETSI website.

04 Dec

Final Impact Report: Europe’s contributions to ICT Standardisation globally - Impacts from funding

We are proud to deliver this impact report as a lasting legacy of from individual European ICT Standardisation contributions that brings together the complete list of the 178 funded European applicants who have diligently contributed European excellence within Standardisation efforts worldwide, which is crucial if Europe wishes to remain at the leading edge globally.

29 Oct

The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2020.pdf

The annual Union work programme for European standardisation1 (work programme) for 2020 identifies priorities for European standardisation. It sets out the specific objectives and policies for European standards and standardisation deliverables in the coming period and lists the type of actions the Commission intends to take2. These actions on European standardisation are embedded in Union policies, such as the digital and single markets, energy efficiency & climate and international trade.

06 Aug

ETSI issues Report on IoT devices for emergency communications

ETSI TR 103 582 considers communications involving IoT devices in all types of emergency situations, such as emergency calling, mission critical communications, Public Warning System communications and adds a new emergency communications domain identified as automated emergency response, where IoT devices can act after receiving a trigger to prevent hazardous situations.

22 Jul

“Core Principles and Approaches for Licensing of Standard Essential Patents"

The CWA2 project was launched within the framework of a so-called CEN CENELEC Workshop Agreement, with the support of Deutsche Institut für Normung (DIN).
56 organizations from a diverse range of industries, as well as industry associations representing hundreds more, have worked to develop a CWA setting out policy approaches that may be helpful to companies, individuals and policy-makers in evaluating SEP licensing.