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

May 27, 2015 – CCTV surveillance security issues: almost a year later

Vasili Hioureas, malware analyst at Kaspersky Lab Last year, to help us prepare for our presentation at Defcon 22, TK from Exigent and I researched and presented on the insecurity of city surveillance. The research started out as a casual experiment. Neither of us was involved with any kind of smart city security organization, and attempting to hack into a … Read More

May 20, 2015 – Welcome to Securing Smart Cities

Hi everyone I’m Cesar Cerrudo, CTO, IOActive Labs. Welcome to Securing Smart Cities, today we are launching this new initiative hoping for great success on achieving our goals. This started with an simple idea that quickly grew and materialized with the help of several people and companies contributing and working together with same goal: having more secure cities around the … Read More