By Murat Demirbas

A key component of distributed coordination is the enforcement of consistent views at all nodes for the ordering of significant events. To this end, events are "timestamped" with logical counters or — increasingly lately — with tightly-synchronized physical time.

By Jeremy Onyan, Director of Time Sensitive Networks
As e-commerce continues to grow, so does the threat from hackers and cyber criminals, who are constantly looking for ways to exploit systems to gain access to customer data. To help combat this threat, and ensure systems are protected against attacks, the major credit card vendors have established the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).