Cyber Security

February 20, 2018 | Jackie Roberson

These days, urban planners, attorneys, and other people helping to make cities run efficiently and effectively have many great programs and other tech tools available to help them get jobs done more quickly,... read more

February 15, 2018

Using IoT, analyzing big data, putting services online-all herald the digital transformation of cities. Becoming digital means a new life in the cybersecurity trenches. There is no place like Israel to teach local government leaders how to make their cities and citizens cybersecurity resilient... read more

February 13, 2018

Microsegmentation is a method of creating secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments that allows companies to isolate workloads from one another and secure them individually. It's aimed at making network security more granular. Microsegmentation vs. VLANs, firewalls and ACLs Network... read more

united states homeland security iot cybersecurity
February 09, 2018

Billions of coming Internet of Things sensors pose troubling privacy concerns about the movements and behaviors of average citizens, according to government officials, including one attorney for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

challenges of mobile health apps and wearables
February 02, 2018

Mobile Healthcare apps and wearables are posing a serious challenge to companies as well as to the FDA. While they are among the most forward thinking and the best thing to happen since pockets—as the saying goes—they also create real problems in their use.

January 29, 2018

The unprecedented distributed denial of service attack involving as many as 100,000 compromised devices in the Mirai botnet that nearly brought the internet to its knees in 2016 was a stark reminder of the sorry state of IoT security.

January 16, 2018

Melissa Bridges has had three careers with Little Rock, Ark. She worked in the mayor's office in the late '90s while finishing a master's degree in public administration. Then, following a stint in the Peace Corps, she became network security manager in 2010, a role she held for six years.

connected car cybersecurity
January 11, 2018

One of the big worries about new Internet-connected cars and trucks and future self-driving vehicles is how vulnerable they might be to cyberattacks.

December 05, 2017

New research from the Public Technology Institute shows that security is dominating local government investment in new projects and initiatives. City and county CIOs have listed cybersecurity as their primary focus for 2017, according to a survey published Thursday by the Public Technology... read more

December 01, 2017

Go back a hundred years and services like electricity and running water - let alone phones - would have all been considered luxuries. Now, we see these services as critical infrastructure that could cause a serious threat to life and societal order if they were to break down.

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