Working on energized equipment is one of the more dangerous scenarios technicians face in the field. As a result, there’s been a concerted industry effort to improve the understanding of electrical shock and arc flash hazards. I believe one of the most important standards in this safety push is the restructured language within the 2018 edition of the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA’s) 70E “Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.”
In the past, the standard addressed electrical hazards and risks holistically when considering energized electrical work. But today’s latest guidelines now identify hazards and risks independently and include recommendations for a thorough risk analysis that considers the hazard, the planned work task and potential human error. Together, the changes result in a clearer understanding of energized work and help reduce electrical incidents.
As of May 2017, according to a report from The Depository Trust &
Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which provides financial transaction and data processing services for the global financial industry, cloud computing has reached a tipping point1. Today, financial services companies can benefit from the capabilities and cost efficiencies of the cloud. In October of 2016, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) jointly announced enhanced cyber risk management standards for financial institutions in an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)2. These proposed standards for enhanced cybersecurity are aimed at protecting the entire financial system, not just the institution. To meet these new standards, financial institutions will require the right cloud-based network security
platform for comprehensive security management, verifiable compliance and governance and active protection of customer data
Our industry has made numerous technological
advances designed to protect homeowners,
businesses and electrical workers. That makes
every fatal electrocution in the home all the
Between 2010 and 2013, the U.S. saw an estimated average of 48
electrocution fatalities associated with consumer products per year,
with large and small electric appliances chief among them1. Tragedies
like these can be avoided, especially when the ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) technologies needed to prevent dangerous events
are readily available.
As the principle NEMA representative at the National Electrical Code
(NEC) Code-Making Panel Two, I saw public input asking for increased
GFCI protection for the home during the 2017 code cycle. The code
panel expanded the GFCI requirement for facilities other than dwelling
units as part of section NEC 210.8(B). However, residential standards
improvements were sidelined.
Industry standards have been established to ensure performance, consistency, and interoperability between network equipment vendors. However,
the consistent implementation and operation of these standards become even more critical as speeds and bandwidth increase.
At the fiber infrastructure level, this also means more testing may be needed beyond the basic fiber end-face inspection certification and Tier 1
This white paper explores Tier 2 optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) testing and examines its relationship to Tier 1 testing and how
inspection plays into both. This paper defines Tier 2 testing and explains when it is needed. It also addresses the OTDR complexity argument.
The demands of modern IIoT applications increases the complexity of systems infrastructure
and puts additional pressure on IT and OT security. As the frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks increase, operations must leverage industry standards to achieve consistent protection. This paper will address how IEC62443 can be applied to industrial control systems and help readers understand the various priorities and steps required to help mitigate cyber
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 11, 2016
In ESG’s opinion, the evaluation of OpenShift 3 is essential for enterprises looking to modernize application processes to meet growing demands, to stay ahead of the ever-changing market landscape, and to leverage the advantage of emerging industry standards.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was first introduced in 2004 to increase controls over credit card holder data and to reduce the chances of credit card fraud. Validation is required annually and over the years, it has evolved with new revisions periodically. The latest one, version 3.2 came into force in April 2016. Until the end of January 2018, PCI DSS and Payment Application Data Security Standards (PA-DSS) are considered best practice to implement, and starting February 1, 2018, are considered a requirement.
After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
CA API Management is a robust, enterprise-grade solution that can enable the success of your API initiatives. The software provides industry-leading tools to rapidly create APIs from existing data assets, orchestrate legacy services and safely expose enterprise applications and services. The solution also allows you to quickly onboard, manage and enable the developers who will create innovative apps that add value to your business. And, just as importantly, CA API Management secures your enterprise data to meet the toughest compliance and regulatory standards, while providing you with full control over which apps, developers and partners can access your APIs.
Published By: Vindicia
Published Date: Oct 04, 2017
If your company provides subscription based online services or softwareas-a-service (SaaS), your business success depends upon improving two key metrics: customer acquisition and customer retention. At Vindicia, our in-depth experience in handling more than 240 million accounts that have transacted over $21 billion for our clients enables us to provide unique insights into how well companies performs relative to industry standards. Such business insights can help your company improve your online services business, potentially leading to millions in incremental revenue through increased acquisition and retention numbers.
A strong ethics and compliance programme improves organisational culture, protects corporate reputation and enhances employee engagement. When an ethics and compliance programme is lacking, an organisation could be exposed to significant risk. To ensure compliance programmes meet ongoing best practices, assessments and regular reviews are necessary, valuable and expected by numerous internal and external parties, including government agencies.
New laws and regulations, new lines of business, new geographies and mergers and acquisitions become part of a growing enterprise your compliance ecosystem must support. This requires those in charge of the system to regularly revisit and assess their risk and priorities to make necessary adjustments that ensure an effective compliance programme.
The Definitive Guide to Compliance Programme Assessment is a comprehensive resource full of advice and best practices. It is designed to help organisations evaluate and improve their ethics and complia
Compare your policy and procedure management programme to industry standards and identify where your programme needs improvements. Read the top challenges policy management programmes face in 2018 and expert recommendations on meeting those challenges.
What You'll Learn:
Where organisations are struggling with policy management
What the best organisations do to create efficiency in their programme
How organisations are starting to comply with new SFO and DOJ guidance
How automated systems improve results and satisfaction for policy management
If your company stores or processes credit card information, you must be able to demonstrate compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). These standards include requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, design, and other critical protective measures. They also include one very prescriptive requirement: Section 6.6 mandates that organizations secure all Web applications by conducting a code review or installing an application layer firewall. Companies have had a very difficult time passing the other parts of Section 6 and they have experienced a rising number of data breaches. Unless companies take 6.6 seriously, PCI compliance failure rates, and data breaches, will continue to grow. Read this whitepaper to gain an overview of best practices to pass Section 6.6 and an understanding of the technology available to you.
With an extensive background in police, military, government, and industry security, Howard Schmidt explains how to respond to the changing landscape of cyber threats and how business leaders are helping set the standards for application security. He then profiles industry role models who are setting the standard for application security.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Jul 23, 2014
This ExecBlueprint provides practical advice for developing such a code that will go beyond “window dressing” and inspire leaders and employees alike to build and sustain a compliant and ethical culture. While acting ethically is important for its own sake, the authors also provide pragmatic reasoning for fostering such a culture: ethical organizations earn the trust — and loyalty — of employees, customers, and investors. Accordingly, the code should be simple to understand, widely circulated, and aggressively enforced. But most importantly: adherence starts at the top.
Published By: ForeScout
Published Date: Aug 14, 2012
Information security has undergone a sea change in the past 10 years. Compliance mandates in the form of industry standards and Federal rules like NERC, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH and PCI-DSS are the new norm. To stay in compliance, IT teams need to be able to keep up with updatesand changes to existing mandates while also being prepared for new ones. To maximize efficiency, manage risk and reduce potential violations due to compliance failure, organizations need to implement security tools whose features support multiple specifications within and across different compliance frameworks.
Compliance is a fast-moving target, and it’s getting harder to keep up. In a survey by IT Policy Compliance Group, a consortium dedicated to helping IT security professionals meet policy and compliance goals, 70 percent of all respondents reported being subject to multiple regulatory compliance mandates, as well as contractual obligations and industry standards.
Download to learn how Symantec Certificate Intelligence Center allows enterprises to automate discovery tasks and set up alerts to notify administrators when certificates expire or require maintenance.
In this white paper, we share 10 critical questions every employer should ask their SaaS provider before moving their workforce management systems—such as time and attendance, scheduling, and leave management—to the cloud. Packed with detailed information about industry standards and tips for protecting your employee data, you’ll learn:
• 10 questions to ask your SaaS provider before you share employee data
• WorkForce Software’s multi-layered approach to cloud security
• What you need to know about disaster recovery and redundancy measures
• What certifications to look for when evaluating cloud providers
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Tangent International is a specialist recruitment company for the technology industry. It has more than 70 employees who work with some of the most forward thinking companies in the world.
A global recruiter with international needs Tangent International operates in 175 countries with candidates and clients across more than 220 locations. As a recruiter looking to source and place the best talent from all over the world, the business needed a service provider that would allow it to easily communicate with its global customer base. These customers include some of the biggest technology brands in the world who all have high expectations, so it’s vital that the technology Tangent International uses lives up to these standards.
All merchants and service providers that handle, transmit, store, or process information concerning credit cards are required to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards requirements (PCI), or face contract penalties or even termination by the credit card issuers. This paper discusses the 12 requirements of PCI, and how Secure Computing's portfolio of security solutions can help enterprises meet and exceed them.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
The Public Services Network (PSN) is a programme intended to improve communication services across the UK government by reducing the cost and complexity of digital communication across the public sector. The PSN will create one logical network, based on industry standards, thus improving performance and security. The PSN is a replacement to the GSi (Government Secured Intranet), and all Public Sector agencies must migrate to the PSN by 31 October 2014. AlienVault’s Unified Security Management (USM) platform can provide you with the single solution you need to address many of the network- and security-related questions required to complete your PSN IA documentation.
Published By: Taridium
Published Date: May 22, 2007
By combining open source tools and open standards with best of breed hardware and software, taridium can offer one of the best price to performance ratios in the industry. Read how Taridium’s ipbx enterprise VoIP platform combines all the advantages of an open standards solution with the reliability of non-stop hardware, 7x24 monitoring and software support.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Apr 28, 2008
Learn more about the security risks and vulnerabilities faced by organizations, and the elements of a proactive security approach. Then find out how Tripwire helps organizations attain and maintain a good security posture using industry-leading configuration assessment and change auditing to harden systems against security breaches, automate compliance with security standards and policies, identify configuration changes, and resolve vulnerabilities.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Jul 08, 2008
Configuration assessment lets businesses proactively secure their IT infrastructure and achieve compliance with important industry standards and regulations. Learn why configuration assessment is so important, why organizations find it difficult to control system configurations, and what types of configuration assessment solutions are available.