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Cybercrime is a fast-paced world, with bad actors constantly networking, researching and testing out new tactics to increase reward and scale of attack. 2018 has been an intense year so far in cybersecurity, with an array of breaches and threats hitting headlines. Here are several trends in cybersecurity to keep an eye on:

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public data challenges

Many still think of Smart Cities as a futuristic possibility but, in most metropolitan areas, the rush to initiate smart city technology is happening in real time. While citizens may not be ready for this, technology and the internet of things (IoT) appear to be inevitable.

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edge computing

In case you haven’t noticed, data has become much more “edgy”. That’s not a statement about its attitude, but rather a reflection on its source.

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domino's pothole p3

Potholes are the bane of any driver in climates that freeze and thaw – to the point that some citizens have resorted to using some 

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kamikatzu waste project
Zero waste project in Kamikatzu, Japan. Photo by Robert Gilhooly / Alamy

In 2003, an inland municipality with only 1,700 inhabitants faced a major challenge: the central government, concerned about the negative consequences for the environment, decided to ban the open waste burning. From that moment, in that country, urban waste would have to be disposed of in standardized incinerators.

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construction worker shortage

Demand for construction projects is at an all-time high in the U.S. But, construction firms cannot respond aggressively because of the lack of skilled workers. With no relief in sight, there is great angst!

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connected smart city

Getting to be a Smart City first requires getting connected. A Connected City is a city or community that has the network infrastructure (fiber optics, wi fi, small cell, towers) that allows for the efficient exchange and collection of information (voice, data, video) via a variety of devices both public and private (sensors, cameras, phones, traffic signals).

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accelicity winners leading cities

Earlier this year, Leading Cities, a global network for Smart City growth and collaboration, has launched a global Smart City startup accelerator program that provides potential capital from a network of investors as well as the tools and knowledge of how to do business with cities.

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blockchain of things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept of embedding everyday-use items with sensors and other electronic components for enabling connection and data exchange between these objects. IoT has definitely simplified our lives with the help of smart devices which are easily controlled via smartphones, and can even be programmed using Artificial Intelligence.

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us public transit infrastructure

When it comes to public transportation, the United States lags far behind other countries.

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