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First ISO international Standard for the Internet of things
 

First ISO/IEC international standard for the Internet of things

05/11/2018

  • Standard ISO/IEC 30141 provides a global shared vocabulary for designers and developers of IoT applications, enabling reliable, secure, protected systems to be developed that respect privacy and are capable of managing cyber-attacks.
  • Another example of how standardisation contributes to guaranteeing the success of digital transformation. More than 600 international standards are being revised in order to cater for industry 4.0. In Spain the Industry 4.0 Specification UNE 0060 has been published. Digitisation Management System. Requirements for promoting the digitisation of Spanish industry.

5 November 2018. From autonomous vehicles to precision farming, from smart manufacturing to electronic healthcare or smart cities; The Internet of the Things (IoT) is already present everywhere and its on the up. It involves integrating daily objects into computer systems, thereby enabling electronic devices to interact with the physical world -having the devices communicate directly between, without human intervention. 

In order to guarantee security, trust and a technological basis with robust measures and systems, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have published the first international standard that provides an internationally standardised reference architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT), outlining the common vocabulary, reusable designs and best practices for the sector.

This standard, called ISO/IEC 30141 Internet of Things (IoT) - Reference Architecture, provides a standard framework for designers and developers of IoT applications, enabling reliable, secure, protected systems to be developed that are respectful of privacy and capable of coping with interruptions caused by natural disasters or cyber-attacks. 

The standard ISO/IEC 30141 was developed by the joint technical committee of the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission: ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology; subcommittee SC 41: Internet of things and related technologies. 

Spanish industry can participate in these international standards developments through the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, the Spanish member of ISO and IEC.

This first international standard on the Internet of Things is a clear example of how standardisation contributes to guaranteeing the success of digital transformation. Overall, more than 600 international standards are being reviewed, with the goal of guaranteeing the proper operation of industry 4.0, in aspects such as interoperability, connectivity, cyber security, advanced robotics and 3D printing.

Recently published in Spain is the Specification UNE 0060 Industry 4.0 Digitization management system. Requirements, the main objective of which is to promote the digitisation of Spanish industry by means of effective management systems.

In addition to the recently published standard, the ISO/IEC work group is preparing future standards; such as the standard to establish the framework of application for industrial building energy management or the network of wireless gas measurement sensors, among others.