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

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

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