September 18, 2017 – Smart Cities Cyber Crisis Management

Cybersecurity of Smart Cities is a controversial topic today. Researchers and professionals are debating the viability and sustainability of a large complex environment, which heavily relies on the digital infrastructure, especially from a cybersecurity perspective (1). Smart cities continuously deploy and update information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance the quality of life for citizens. The cities are typically evolved … Read More

September 12, 2017 – Smart cities appeal and 15 things that should not go wrong

Urbanization of populations is a continuous phenomenon, cities are transforming digitally into smarter ones, enabling better governance, enhancing the living of humans and facilitating better resources utilization efficiency. In reality, various systems such as cameras and traffic signals, street lights, sewers sensors, gas and electric meters make up the digital infrastructure of smart cities. Residents will pay their bills and … 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

May 12, 2016 – The thin line between SMART and PRIVACY

/// Alan Seow, Cyber Security Practitioner ///   It is coming to a year on board with SSC since 2015. I am very happy to get myself involved and have seen its membership growth as well as all the good resources amassed for individuals, companies and government entities who are interested in the SECURING SMART CITIES journey. Looking at a … Read More

March 21, 2016 – The Smart City Department Cyber Security role and implications

  Interest in the smart city concept has grown exponentially over the past few years, with top research being done in the Internet of Things (IoT) and urban domains to define, assess, and improve smart city services and offerings. In smart cities, information security plays a major role in protecting the higher levels of confidentiality, availability, and integrity as well … Read More