smart cities


For years now, we’ve been hearing about “smart cities.” Cities with the ability to leverage innovative technology, and automation to optimize resources and improve services for their citizens, with the ultimate goal of making our lives better. These smart cities are no longer a distant dream of the future – they are happening now. Unfortunately, without sufficient cybersecurity, their ultra-connected nature can make these dream cities a nightmare, as the recent hack of San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency... [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
San Francisco’s muni fare system was recently hacked, and it turns out that intruders installed ransomware on the system, and demanded money to undo the hack. Some might ask why, despite being located amid a hub of the best brains in cyberspace, didn’t San Francisco muni foresee this coming? But as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. A better question to ask is, why are smart cities around the world so prone to such smart attacks? And, what risks can they reasonably foresee, and how do they plan for them? Global Growth and... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Dec 08, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Smart cities are being planned the world over. Technology development always goes through two phases for any new discipline: first – tools are developed, and infrastructure is built and enabled. And second – the technology is scaled up. In the case of smart cities, we are in the first phase, where many of the kinks and challenges are still being ironed out. Here are some examples of services a smart city might provide: Coordinated energy control of air conditioners at homes during hot summer days to manage and preserve city... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Nov 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News