New international business Standards – improving IT security, crisis management, W3C web services, and C++ programming language


Information security incident management – new ISO/IEC Standard

Using an information security incident management system helps organisations to put procedures in place to manage information security breaches, improve information security, and reduce adverse business impacts. Information technology – Security techniques – Information security incident management ISO/IEC 27035:2011 gives 'how to' guidance to detect, report, and assess information security incidents and vulnerabilities. Read more.

  • Order ISO/IEC 27035:2011 Information technology – Security techniques – Information security incident management

New British crisis management Standard

A new Standard for crisis management provides organisations with an ideal framework to mitigate risks and manage crises. Crisis management – Guidance and good practice PAS 200:2011 provides expert guidance on how to detect, best prepare for, and respond to a crisis. Read more.

  • Order PAS 200:2011 Crisis management – Guidance and good practice

W3C Web services standards approved as ISO/IEC Standards

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the joint technical committee ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology recently announced formal approval of a package of W3C Web Services technologies as ISO/IEC Standards. As International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standards, these widely deployed technologies now benefit from formal recognition from national bodies, which will promote interoperability and reduce market fragmentation, benefiting all users.

'This is good news to ensure that people can use the web anywhere, on any device,' says Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. 'The W3C membership has demonstrated strong support for this collaboration with the JTC 1 community to enhance global information and communications technology interoperability. Read more.

C++ programming language – updated ISO/IEC Standard

C++, one of the most popular programming languages used in everything from web browsers to 3D video games, has been updated and published as Information technology – Programming languages – C++, ISO/IEC 14882:2011. ISO/IEC 14882 defines the programming language and specifies requirements for implementation. Also known as C++11, this is the first major revision of the Standard since 1998.

'With this new edition, users will benefit from the joint effort of experts from all over the world, who worked together to develop an updated and better international Standard', says Herb Sutter, Convener of the ISO working group that developed the Standard. 'The Standard underlines the continued importance of this popular language, whose new features and increased performance is causing renewed excitement in the industry.' Read more.

  • Order ISO/IEC 14882:2011 Information technology – Programming languages – C++, ISO/IEC 14882:2011

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