New ITU standard on identity and access management

A new ITU international standard will bring greater business relevance to the identity and access management (IAM) systems employed by enterprises to manage electronic identities and control access to ICT resources. The standard will enable more intuitive, cost-effective assignment and…

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New African Regional Group for ICT Security Standardization

A new Regional Group for Africa has been established within ITU-T Study Group 17, the standardization expert group responsible for building confidence and security in the use of ICTs. Regional Groups within ITU-T Study Groups contribute to the inclusivity of…

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Upcoming ITU Workshop: ICT Security Standardization Challenges for Developing Countries

The analysis of ICT security challenges and capacity building in the deployment of international ICT security standards will be the focus of a workshop at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, 15-16 September. The workshop is free of charge and open to…

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ITU guidelines on establishing a national standardization secretariat

ITU-T has launched a set of guidelines for developing countries to establish a ‘national standardization secretariat’ charged with marshaling ICT standardization domestically and representing a country’s interests in the international standardization work of ITU-T. The “Guidelines on the establishment of…

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IoT Trends and Challenges to be Analyzed in February ITU Workshop

ITU’s workshop on the “Internet of Things – Trends and Challenges in Standardization” will host a side exhibition with four exhibitors confirmed so far. STMicroelectronics will showcase its Smart home concept; EPFL its OpenIOT project. Japan’s National Institute of Information…

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New standards on cybersecurity, cloud security, ASN.1 encoding, and emergency warning

ITU members have agreed new international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) on cybersecurity, cloud computing security and ASN.1 encoding rules for time-critical applications. These achievements come in parallel with the second edition of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP 1.2), a key standard in…

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