Cyber Security

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February 17, 2017

Cyber intrusion is the fastest growing crime in the United States. It is a threat that horrifically frightens executives in both the public and private sectors.

February 16, 2017

At a StateScoop virtual roundtable, smart cities and cybersecurity experts from the private and public sector weigh in on how state and local governments are securing smart cities. As states and cities rush to get a grip on securing what could be 50 billion connected devices over the next few... read more

January 04, 2016

"Almost worse is if they change it and you don't know about it because it questions integrity," according to one Symantec cybersecurity expert. Cyberattacks against state and local governments are not only on the rise, they're increasingly targeting the cloud as jurisdictions migrate their data... read more

December 08, 2016

Smart city initiatives are big and complex projects, and municipalities are anxious to avoid making mistakes -- whether that means being tied to a proprietary platform or introducing vulnerabilities into expanding networks as they work to integrate legacy data with new smart systems. To increase... read more

November 30, 2016

For all Muni Metro passengers knew, the free rides they were getting Friday night and Saturday were a holiday gift from the transit system. Little did they know Muni was under attack from a hacker trying to squeeze $73,000 in ransom to unlock the agency's computer systems.

November 28, 2016

Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud services as they transform, but configuring their security strategies in the new cloud environment is proving a particular challenge. This one of the key themes which came out of an Enterprise Innovation roundtable held in Melbourne.

November 22, 2016

New threats and security risks are emerging as utilities deploy Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies. Mitigating these risks requires a combination of cybersecurity and physical security, putting a burden on both IT and operational technology (OT) staff.

November 08, 2016

By now, you've probably heard of so-called smart homes, but you may not have heard of the next logical step: smart cities. It's not as far-fetched as it sounds - in fact, it's happening now. American cities are already adopting new technologies intended to improve urban living.

November 07, 2016

Nadia Morris, head of innovation at the AT&T Connected Health Foundry in Houston, Texas gave a session titled "Connecting smart hospitals with care at home," at this year's TMForum Innovation InFocus conference. She highlighted problems in the healthcare industry, spoke of how new... read more

October 21, 2016

Every morning, I sit down at my PC with a cup of coffee, crank some tunes on Spotify, and scour r/techsupportgore for gnarly PC disaster pics to tweet out. Not this morning, because it appears a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack targeting DNS host Dyn has knocked a big chunk of the... read more

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