Privacy and Security

smart and connected car safety
December 18, 2017

We all know that we need insurance and we’re all aware that driving without it isn’t legal.

August 30, 2017

The National Institute for Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security announced the next phase of the "Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge," a partnership to bring together Smart City initiatives and DHS's security expertise and resources, at the Global City... read more

August 17, 2017 | Kelsey Butz, Brian Burke, Marina Chu, Ryan Slattery and Tyler Stacey

This editorial was developed in coordination with the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany and Albany Law School graduate assistants studying under Dean Antony Haynes, in which the students explored public sector technology... read more

August 04, 2017

For years, cities have been trying to use data that has sat, siloed in individual departments. Even as that historic data is liberated and made more open, however, more and different types of data are coming in. Since the advent of smartphones with built in GPS, location data, streaming from... read more

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

Image by Richard Unten on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY.
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

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