Year's end has traditionally been a time to reflect on the important events and issues that emerged over the preceding 12 months — and how they could influence what we do in the year ahead. For that reason, we're sharing the five most widely-read news stories the Council published in 2018.
Security and privacy
Welcome to the world of digital identity, a way to ensure identification isn’t being forged. This spring, the tiny town of Zug in Switzerland may be the first to offer citizens a digital identity with a blockchain technology-based app. Let’s take a look at the benefits this “digital passport” could offer citizens while strengthening Zug’s security measures and saving money in the long run.
The Smart Cities Council asked some of its partners and friends to express their views and recommendations on how government organisations can build more trust with their constituents around smart cities investments, and create an environment where the opportunities and benefits of technology and data solutions can thrive. Here's what they had to say...
Continental's Singapore autonomous vehicle partnership… Oracle's energy efficiency program… Itron's Brazilian grid reliability project… Microsoft's tech training program for military spouses... and more. Click the links for details.
As businesses, governments and other entities expand their enterprise networks to better meet their communications needs those networks are getting more complex. That worries IT and telecom professionals for several reasons. But according to a recent survey, they're most concerned about security issues.
Continental's connected EV project in China… Battelle's new federal lab management contract… Cisco takes on Australia large-scale IoT project… Itron's major water utility upgrade… AT&T's cybersecurity acquisition. Click the links for details.
Atlanta has now allocated nearly $15 million to clean up after a March cybersecurity breach that crippled more than a third of its systems. And the recovery effort continues. What can you do? Know what your normal state looks like so you can detect threats quickly. Here’s how.
Cities often leave it to vendors to ensure that their digital infrastructure is secure. But how can you be sure that you’re getting the protection you need? These three questions provide a great starting point.
The first rule in protecting your city’s data is to realize there is no single magic solution. Here are the three data security pillars — all of which need your attention — which you can use as a cybersecurity checklist.
Ransomware isn’t just affecting individual people — cities are getting attacked too. Attacks have serious consequences, but here are a few ideas to protect yourself from cities that are taking action.