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

October 8, 2015 – IoT, Smart Cities and Construction Industry Cyber Security

Securing Smart Cities, SSC in short, is a fantastic initiative and I think there’s a global need towards what this initiative can offer. Allow me to share a personal encounter. I chatted with scientists who were given the responsibility in making the Internet Of Things (IoT) flourish within the construction industry. IoT is an integral part of the Smart City … Read More

July 06, 2015 – Securing Smart Cities initiative briefing US government

The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, working closely with IOActive, Securing Smart Cities initiative and other Fellows, has published its latest legislative briefing titled “Keeping Smart Cities Smart: Preempting Emerging Cyber Attacks in U.S. Cities“, which was delivered to members of the legislative community and federal agencies to raise awareness about smart city cybersecurity. As more and more U.S. cities … Read More

May 29, 2015 – Connected Cities Can Mean Metro Mayhem

By Chris Rouland The world is awaiting the idea of the smart city; a city digitally connected to its residents and operators to provide an enhanced quality of life and cost savings. South Korea, Barcelona and now India are all boasting about their cleaner, greener and yes, smarter, city projects. And, while the idea of digitally driven cities is less … Read More