The first rule in protecting your city’s data is to realize there is no single magic solution. Here are the three data security pillars — all of which need your attention — which you can use as a cybersecurity checklist.
Ransomware isn’t just affecting individual people — cities are getting attacked too. Attacks have serious consequences, but here are a few ideas to protect yourself from cities that are taking action.
Accelerated spending on cybersecurity is widely anticipated in all forms of transportation as they become increasingly connected — and vulnerable. So now would be the ideal time for cities preparing for connected and driverless cars to consider their cybersecurity readiness if they haven't done it already.
A Seattle nonprofit crunched the numbers from the AP College Board and found the number of girls taking the AP computer science exam doubled this year over 2016 and the number of minorities nearly tripled. But Code.org's CEO says there's still more work to do.
Think tank CGAP wants to illustrate the impact that financial inclusion and microfinance have in improving the lives of low-income people through its annual photo contest. Click for details.
Homeless camps have grown 30% in Oakland in the last two years. They're growing in Honolulu too, prompting one councilman to propose armed park rangers to keep public spaces safe. Is that the solution? Are there better ones? Learn what cities from Anchorage to Sydney are doing.
Panasonic's Kid Witness News educational program is now in 18 countries, supplying schools with video production equipment that enables students to report on the world through their eyes. Next week the company hosts its first KWN summit in Japan. It promises to be eye-opening; find out why.
From smart meters and green transportation to cybersecurity and fiber optics, here is an inside look at what cities like yours are investing in and planning.
What comes first: the technology or the people? Indianapolis, one of our Readiness Challenge Grant winners, offers an inspiring story of how data can (and should not be used) to serve your citizens better.
Cities wrestling with increasing traffic snarls and congestion are looking at a variety of ways to effectively deal with the problem. In the UK, one solution is the addition of smarter, faster passenger trains. Read our story to learn more.