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New Network Security Standards Will Protect Internet’s Routing

Electronic messages traveling across the internet are under constant threat from data thieves, but new security standards created with the technical guidance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will reduce the risk of messages being intercepted or stolen. These standards...
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Changes in Password Best Practices

NIST recently published its four-volume SP800-63-3 Digital Identity Guidelines. Among other things, it makes three important suggestions when it comes to passwords: Stop it with the annoying password complexity rules. They make passwords harder to remember. They increase errors because artificially...
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JANUS
One of the first JANUS acoustic modems was built around Linux code running on a BeagleBone Black. Image: NATO.

The Internet of Underwater Things: Open Source JANUS Standard for Undersea Communications

Open standards exist for all manner of wireless and terrestrial communications, but so far none has emerged for underwater communications. Below the waves, submarines, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and undersea sensor stations use a hodgepodge of incompatible proprietary technologies...
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The Problem with Software Before Standards

By any measure, the rise of open source software as an alternative to the old, proprietary ways has been remarkable. Today, there are tens of millions of libraries hosted at GitHub alone, and the number of major projects is growing rapidly. As of this writing, the Apache Software Foundation hosts...
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Let's Encrypt ACME Certificate Protocol Set for Standardization

The open-source Let's Encrypt project has been an innovating force on the security landscape over the last several years, providing millions of free SSL/TLS certificates to help secure web traffic. Aside from the disruptive model of providing certificates for free, Let's Encrypt has also helped to...
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Open source harmonization
Figure 4 from a new Linux Foundation white paper on networking harmonization depicts the high-level goals for harmonization that are already under consideration by The Linux Foundation, standards development organizations, and open source communities.

New Linux Foundation White Paper: Harmonizing Open Source and Standards in SDN

At the recent Open Networking Summit, the SDN/NFV community convened in Santa Clara to share, learn, collaborate, and network about one of the most pervasive industry transformations of our time. lf_standardsopensource_whitepaper_042517_cover.jpg The Linux Foundation This year’s...
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An Overview of Open Standards for IoT Communication Protocols

In its simplest terms, an IoT solution is a collection of sensors combined with a centralized management application permitting the user to modify the environment in some way. Examples include being able to monitor the temperature of your home and adjust it based on occupancy; and being able to...
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OCI
As we move into 2017, The Open Container Initiative reflects on the community's accomplishments in 2016 and how far they’ve come since being founded a little over a year ago.

OCI’s Push For Open Container Standards Continues in 2017

Chris Aniszczyk is The Linux Foundation’s Vice President of Developer Relations and Programs where he serves as the Executive Director of the Open Container Initiative and COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. As we kick off 2017 and look ahead to the coming year, I want to take some time...
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Open Source Is Not to Blame for a Lack of Industry Standards

Carol Wilson wrings her hands over the "boring" nature of open source standardization, declaring that "Open source processes can take the fun out of everything, particularly technology wars." Putting aside for a minute the irony of expecting standards to ever be anything more than mind-numbingly...
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2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet Now Official Standards

For most of Ethernet's history, new standards progressively added more bandwidth, expanding the top end of speed. That progression is now changing, as the IEEE has now ratified the 802.3bz standard that defines 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet speeds. In 2014, multiple groups started efforts to create...
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