Security and privacy

City functions can be made "smart" through technologies we call Enablers. As a Technology Enabler, Security and Privacy is among the digital underpinnings of a smart city. Find out why in this section.

Verizon Intelligent Video

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Getting video surveillance protection for critical infrastructure or often unattended facilities can be daunting, considering equipment, personnel costs and data storage. Read the brief to learn about Verizon's Intelligent Video solution for infrastructure and facilities at the edge that doesn't require investing time and resources on streaming footage.

Nigeria National ID Card

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At the May 2013 World Economic Forum on Africa, the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission and MasterCard announced the planned issuance of 13 million National Identity Smart Cards as a pilot program. This case study describes what is considered the broadest financial inclusion initiative of its kind on the African continent.

Developing a City Strategy for Cybersecurity: A 7-Step Guide for Local Governments

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Cybersecurity is an issue that can't be ignored at any level of government. To help cities prioritize risks and assign roles and responsibilities for key aspects of cybersecurity within their infrastructures, Microsoft just released a set of recommendations every city should consider. Click to download a copy.

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