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

Securing the Smart City Olympics
AUTHORS: Mohamad Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Martin Tom-Petersen, CEO and Co-founder, Smart City Catalyst, Cesar Cerrudo, CTO, IOActive Labs Read More

The Smart Cities Internet of Access Control, opportunities and cybersecurity challenges
AUTHORS: Mohamad Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Martin Tom-Petersen, Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst Read More

Smart Cities Cyber Crisis Management
AUTHORS: Mohamad Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, Raddad Ayoub, Advisory Partner – Africa, India and Middle East (AIM), Martin Tom-Petersen, Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst, Loïc Falletta, Owner and Principal Security Consultant at Yinkozi, Ltd, David Jordan, CISO, Arlington County Government, Virginia, USA, Alan Seow, Cybersecurity Practitioner, Sandeep Singh, Security Consultant Read More

Smart cities appeal and 15 things that should not go wrong
AUTHORS: Mohamad Amin Hasbini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab, James Mckinlay, Director, Praetorian Consulting International Limited, Martin Tom-Petersen, Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst, Aseem Jakhar, Co-Founder – Payatu, hardwear.io, nullcon, null, Amgad Magdy, INVLAB Founder, IS Consultant, David Jordan, CISO, Arlington County Government, Virginia, USA Read More

Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program
AUTHORS: 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’
AUTHORS: Denis Makrushin, Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab, Vladimir Dashchenko, Research Developer, Critical Infrastructure Protection at Kaspersky Lab Read More

(Ab)using Smart Cities
AUTHORS: 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
AUTHORS: 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
AUTHORS: Gregory Conti (West Point), Tom Cross (Drawbridge Networks), and David Raymond (Virginia Tech) Read More

Cyber Security Guidelines for Smart City Technology Adoption
AUTHORS: 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

Jaunary 9, 2018 – TechRepublic.com

15 hot tech jobs for smart cities in 2018 and beyond

December 5, 2017 – Infosecurity-Magazine.com

Security is Biggest Barrier to Smart City, IIoT Projects

November 15, 2017 – ZdNet.com

Huawei announces smart city control centre

October 11, 2017 – Networkworld.com

How smart cities can protect against IoT security threats

September 7, 2017 – ResearchandMarkets.com

Global Smart Cities Market Report 2017: Limited By Cyber Security & Data Security Concerns – Research and Markets

August 29, 2017 – theAustralian.com.au

Why the best smart city is a secure one

July 5, 2017 – theUrbanDeveloper.com

“Smart” Cities and Buildings: The Emergence of the Cyber Safe Building

June 1, 2017 – Reuters.com

Robocop joins Dubai police to fight real life crime

May 30, 2017 – Zdnet.com

Energy and information sabotage: The threats facing our smart cities

May 10, 2017 – Csoonline.com

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

April 28, 2017 – Hbr.org

Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare

April 10, 2017 – Technologyreview.com

Smart Cities Could Be Crippled by Dumb Security

March 17, 2017 – Workplaceinsight.net

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

March 16, 2017 – dailydot.com

Cities are getting smarter—and much easier to hack

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

23 March, 2018 – Gradational Move towards SMART City

A nation venturing into Smart City, without doubt, local or federal government plays a big part. For instance, I have come across a local government, switching part of its infocomm development authority that used to come under the purview of Communications and Information Ministry to the Prime Minister Office (PMO) as its technology agency. The PMO existing Smart Nation Programme … Read More

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February 6, 2018 – Securing the Smart City Olympics

The modern Olympic Games started in 1896, they are a global stage that brings thousands of athletes from across the world every four years, with the Summer and Winter events taking place interchangeably every four years but two years separately. The Olympics games, have almost always been used to introduce radically innovative and game-changing technologies intended to make the sporting … Read More

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