Privacy and Security

June 23, 2017

It’s easy to take in the technological splendor that is Singapore and miss the diverse reasons and hidden virtues that make the city possible. A collective spirit of ingenuity can be found in its swooping architecture, its wealth of smart traffic lights, a budding sensor network and the... read more

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May 15, 2017

Disruption has reached almost every aspect of public safety and technology is changing everything. Heard about drones?  Welcome to the world of the future where there is total transparency.

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.

October 12, 2016

In today's rapidly growing market of Internet-connected devices, product security is too often an afterthought. But with the explosion of smart cities, smart cars and smart devices, it is pertinent that all "things" in the Internet of Things (IoT) are kept secure.

October 11, 2016

The Cloud Security Alliance working group on the Internet of Things (IoT) released new guidance this week for securing the IoT product ecosystem. The 80-plus page guide is titled: 'Designing and Developing Secure IoT Products.' The report offers 13 recommendations to raise the overall security... read more

October 04, 2016

As KrebsOnSecurity observed over the weekend, the source code that powers the "Internet of Things" (IoT) botnet responsible for launching the historically large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against KrebsOnSecurity last month has been publicly released. Here's a look at which... read more

October 04, 2016

Nearly 200 law enforcement agencies will get financial assistance to bring on around 900 entry-level officers, many focused on community engagement. Law enforcement agencies around the nation will receive a combined $119 million in federal grant funding for hiring and retaining officers,... read more

October 03, 2016

I was recently asked by a client where I thought smart cities would be in five years' time, by the end of 2021. Here is a summary of what I said, drawing on several of my earlier blog posts, although I have not referenced these separately.

September 20, 2016

The more you simplify your security program while still being effective, the better, says San Diego's chief information security officer. Here's his three-step process. I've been in the cybersecurity industry for 30 years, and even my 27 years experience with the Department of Defense and U.S.... read more

September 20, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, I was flying back to the United States after attending the 2016 Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities.

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