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.


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
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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


May 30, 2017 –

Energy and information sabotage: The threats facing our smart cities

May 10, 2017 –

How ‘smart cities’ push IoT cybersecurity for state and local IT

April 28, 2017 –

Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare

April 10, 2017 –

Smart Cities Could Be Crippled by Dumb Security

March 17, 2017 –

Singapore, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo leading the charge of smart cities

March 16, 2017 –

Cities are getting smarter—and much easier to hack

January 30, 2017 –

Hackers use ransomware to target hotel guests’ door locks

January 27, 2017 –

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

December 22, 2016 –

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

December 13, 2016 –

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

November 18, 2016 –

The role of the Internet of Things in developing smart cities

November 1, 2016 –

How to ensure smart cities benefit everyone

September 26, 2016 –

NSF commits more than $60 million to Smart Cities Initiative

September 9, 2016 –

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

September 6, 2016 –

Google Takes Big Data To Smart Cities

August 8, 2016 –

Mumbai City to Get Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

August 4, 2016 –

Are smart city transport systems vulnerable to hackers?

June 23, 2016 –

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

May 27, 2016 –

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

March 14, 2016 –

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

January 4, 2016 –

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

November 18, 2015 –

Guidelines for smart city technology adoption

September 27, 2015 –

Securing The Intelligent City

October 14, 2015 –

Podcast: Securing Smart Cities

September 27, 2015 –

Securing The Intelligent City

August 4, 2015 –

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

July 7, 2015 –

Smart Cities’ 4 Biggest Security Challenges

June 10, 2015 –

Traffic Hacking: Caution Light Is On

May 27, 2015 –

Solving the cybersecurity challenges of smart cities

May 26, 2015 –

Security Researchers Start Effort to Protect ‘Smart’ Cities

May 13, 2015 –

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


March 9, 2017 – The Underside Facet to SMART NATION

AlAN SEOW CYBER SECURITY PRACTITIONER // Time flies and I am into my 3rd year with SSC. For this article, I would like to share my insights of a city transition to SMART Nation. A City transiting to a Smart Nation – apart from the infrastructure investment, technological solutions, implementations and applicable training cost, government of federal, state, provincial or … Read More

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