New and Emerging Specs and Standards (April 2021)

What You'll Want to Know!

ISO/IEC TS 23078-3:2021 Information technology — Specification of DRM technology for digital publications — Part 3: Device key-based protection
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document description and processing languages
"This document defines a technical solution for encrypting resources of EPUB publications, effectively registering a device certificate to providers and securely delivering decryption keys to reading systems included in licenses tailored to specific devices. This technical solution uses the passphrase-based authentication method defined in ISO/IEC TS 23078-2 for reading systems to receive the license and access the encrypted resources of such digital publications."

ISO/IEC 20924:2021 Information technology — Internet of Things (IoT) — Vocabulary
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 41 Internet of things and digital twin
"ISO/IEC 20924:2021(E) provides a definition of Internet of Things along with a set of terms and definitions. This document is a terminology foundation for the Internet of Things."

ISO/IEC TS 27022:2021 Information technology — Guidance on information security management system processes
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection
"This document defines a process reference model (PRM) for the domain of information security management, which is meeting the criteria defined in ISO/IEC 33004 for process reference models (see Annex A). It is intended to guide users of ISO/IEC 27001 to: incorporate the process approach as described by ISO/IEC 27000:2018, 4.3, within the ISMS; be aligned to all the work done within other standards of the ISO/IEC 27000 family from the perspective of the operation of ISMS processes; support users in the operation of an ISMS -- this document is complementing the requirements-oriented perspective of ISO/IEC 27003 with an operational, process-oriented point of view."

W3C Invites Implementations of Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0
"The Decentralized Identifier Working Group invites implementations of a Candidate Recommendation of Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0. This document defines Decentralized identifiers (DIDs), a new type of identifier that enables verifiable, decentralized digital identity. A DID identifies any subject (e.g., a person, organization, thing, data model, abstract entity, etc.) that the controller of the DID decides that it identifies. In contrast to typical, federated identifiers, DIDs have been designed so that they may be decoupled from centralized registries, identity providers, and certificate authorities. DIDs are URIs that associate a DID subject with a DID document allowing trustable interactions associated with that subject. Each DID document can express cryptographic material, verification methods, or services, which provide a set of mechanisms enabling a DID controller to prove control of the DID. The Working Group has also published a separate Use Cases and Requirement document that provides some background for the usage of this technology."

[W3C] Updated Resource: Curricula on Web Accessibility
"The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published new Developer Modules in the Curricula on Web Accessibility. This curricula provides a framework for creating courses on digital accessibility, for including accessibility in other courses, and for reviewing existing and proposed courses. The March 2021 publication includes: updated guidance in the Curricula overview page, updated Foundation Modules, and new Developer Modules. The new modules focus on accessible markup and coding techniques, primarily for teaching front-end developers. The next modules will cover designing and authoring accessible digital content."