In the minds of many standardization experts, one of the biggest challenges facing industry is counterfeits. Of course, there are other scary things in the night — like network security and the safety of the food chain — but for our Halloween haunted house today, we’ll look at counterfeits and the standards that have been developed to combat them. Here we go!
AS 6081, Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Distributors Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance Protocol, Distributors
Use this standard to manage your supply chain issues. Developed for the aerospace industry, the uniform requirements, practices and methods of this standard can help you mitigate the risks of purchasing and supplying fraudulent/counterfeit electronic parts.
AS 6174, Counterfeit Materiel; Assuring Acquisition of Authentic and Conforming Materiel
AS 6174 helps you identify, avoid, and report counterfeit or fraudulent materials and parts themselves.
ASTM F1448, Standard Guide for Selection of Security Technology for Protection Against Counterfeiting, Alteration, Diversion, Duplication, Simulation, and Substitution (CADDSS) of Products or Documents
This ASTM standard focuses on the requirements you’ll use to choose a security system to protect your products. These systems can be used for a wide range of IP applications.
IEC/TS 62668-1, Process management for avionics – Counterfeit prevention – Part 1: Avoiding the use of counterfeit, fraudulent and recycled electronic components
You’ll use this IEC technical specification for defining the requirements necessary for avoiding the use of counterfeits. It provides requirements for protecting intellectual property (IP). The committee that developed the publication expects that it will be used not only in avionics, but also other high performance industries, like defense.
IEC/TS 62668-2, Process management for avionics – Counterfeit prevention – Part 2: Managing electronic components from non-franchised sources
This IEC technical specification provides you with the tools you’ll need when you choose to procure components outside the franchised distributor network. You’ll get an overview of the risks involved, and the process used (derogation) when you’re unable to purchase through the usual channels. The Annexes provide you with a IEC/TS 62668-1 flowchart, an example of a detailed tests list (linked with procurement risks levels) and iNEMI counterfeit calculator tools.
ISO 12931, Performance criteria for authentication solutions used to combat counterfeiting of material goods
The ISO 12931 covers both goods and their packaging. It is basic to the whole concept of identifying and eliminating counterfeit goods since it provides you with the criteria for authentication. It is geared to industry in general, not just avionics.
ISO 16678, Guidelines for interoperable object identification and related authentication systems to deter counterfeiting and illicit trade
One way to avoid counterfeits is to have an authentication system in place. This ISO standard provides the object information guidelines and other routing requests and responses for such systems. You’ll also learn how these systems help detect counterfeits.
Standards light the way to solutions for problems that at first can seem insurmountable. When you’re faced with scary problems like counterfeiting, one good place to start is with standards on the subject. And what better place to purchase your standards than Document Center Inc.
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