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.


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


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


September 15, 2016 – Check your smart terminals, public transport infrastructure and speed cameras! New papers about smart city security released today

This August some of Securing Smart Cities supporters presented at Defcon. In their talks they have covered several important topics related to smart cities. We thought it would be too irresponsible to limit the audience of those talks to only those who actually attended them during the con. So, today we are releasing two new papers based on the content … Read More

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