Securing Smart Cities

Let’s make smart cities cyber-safe

Securing Smart Cities is a not-for-profit global initiative that aims to solve the existing and future cybersecurity problems of smart cities through collaboration between companies, governments, media outlets, other not-for-profit initiatives and individuals across the world.

Research

Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program
AUTHOR: Brian Russell, Chief Engineer, Leidos, Mohamad Amin Hasbini Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab and Martin Tom-Petersen, Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst Read More

Fooling the ‘Smart City’
AUTHOR: Denis Makrushin, Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, Vladimir Dashchenko, Research Developer, Critical Infrastructure Protection at Kaspersky Lab Read More

(Ab)using Smart Cities
AUTHOR: Matteo Beccaro, Founder & CTO at Opposing Force, Matteo Collura, Researcher at Politecnico di Torino Read More

The Smart City Department Cyber Security role and implications
AUTHOR: Mohamad Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Cesar Cerrudo, CTO, IOActive Labs, David Jordan, CISO, Arlington County Government, Virginia, USA, Ramzi El-Haddadeh, Associate professor, Management Information Systems, Qatar University, Alan Seow, Cyber Security Practitioner, Samir Pawaskar, Cyber Security Policy and Standards Section Head, Qatar Ministry of Information and Communications Technology Team. Read More

Pen Testing a City
AUTHOR: Gregory Conti (West Point), Tom Cross (Drawbridge Networks), and David Raymond (Virginia Tech) Read More

Cyber Security Guidelines for Smart City Technology Adoption
AUTHOR: Cesar Cerrudo, Amin Hasbini, Brian Russell Read More

Does CCTV put the public at risk of cyberattack? How Insecure surveillance technology is working against you
AUTHOR: Vasilios Hioureas, Thomas (TK) Kinsey Read More

An Emerging US (and World) Threat: Cities Wide Open to Cyber Attacks
AUTHOR: Cesar Cerrudo Read More

News

January 30, 2017 – TheNextWeb.com

Hackers use ransomware to target hotel guests’ door locks

January 27, 2017 – Washingtonpost.com

Hackers hit D.C. police closed-circuit camera network, city officials disclose

December 22, 2016 – Phys.org

Future ‘smart cities’ should be super-connected, green and resilient

December 13, 2016 – Readwrite.com

Aye! Smart city projects squirrel away $31m in Scotland

November 18, 2016 – Information-age.com

The role of the Internet of Things in developing smart cities

November 1, 2016 – Theconversation.com

How to ensure smart cities benefit everyone

September 26, 2016 – NSF.gov

NSF commits more than $60 million to Smart Cities Initiative

September 9, 2016 – Readwrite.com

Can UK smart city projects harness $7B in private funding?

September 6, 2016 – Forbes.com

Google Takes Big Data To Smart Cities

August 8, 2016 – Pcmag.com

Mumbai City to Get Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

August 4, 2016 – BBC.com

Are smart city transport systems vulnerable to hackers?

June 23, 2016 – TheVerge.com

Columbus wins the White House’s ‘Smart City’ challenge

May 27, 2016 – TheStranger.com

Smart Meter Companies Sue Local Activist and City to Block Disclosure of Security Audits

March 14, 2016 – TheVerge.com

One of these seven US cities will receive $5o million to rethink urban transport

January 4, 2016 – Marketwatch.com

The ‘mind-boggling’ risks your city faces from cyber attackers

November 18, 2015 – Helpnetsecurity.com

Guidelines for smart city technology adoption

September 27, 2015 – GEReports.com

Securing The Intelligent City

October 14, 2015 – Threatpost.com

Podcast: Securing Smart Cities

September 27, 2015 – GEReports.com

Securing The Intelligent City

August 4, 2015 – NewScientist.com

Cyber attack: How easy is it to take out a smart city?

July 7, 2015 – DarkReading.com

Smart Cities’ 4 Biggest Security Challenges

June 10, 2015 – NYTimes.com

Traffic Hacking: Caution Light Is On

May 27, 2015 – Helpnetsecurity.com

Solving the cybersecurity challenges of smart cities

May 26, 2015 – NYTimes.com

Security Researchers Start Effort to Protect ‘Smart’ Cities

May 13, 2015 – Theguardian.com

Why smart cities need to get wise to security – and fast

Blog

February 2, 2017 – Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program

Securing Smart Cities together with the Cloud Security Alliance today released the Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program report. The new 28-page report, co-authored by the CSA Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group, provides guidance for the safe and secure creation and operation of a municipal drone program by analyzing the drone’s role and impact on future metropolitan areas. … Read More

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