November 22, 2019 – What We Shall Consider When It Comes to 5G Security and Privacy in Smart Cities

By Amin Hasbini, Kaspersky The 5G telecommunications revolution is imminent. It is the next generation of cellular network using the existing 4G LTE in addition to opening up the millimeter wave band. 5G will be able to welcome more network-connected devices and increase speeds considerably for users. It will serve as the foundation for many futuristic technologies such as self-driving … Read More

March 8, 2019 – The setbacks of going cashless in a SMART City

Down the memory lane, time has passed so swiftly that I did not realize it is my 5th year in SSC and this is my 5th article. Over the years, SSC has also contributed various papers that come with immersive benefits for cities/Olympic cities looking to adopt a Secure Smart City model. My kudos to all the great SSC authors … Read More

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

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

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

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