Security experts say cities face a real and immediate danger of security breaches, but many are doing nothing about it. A Cisco security expert says it's time for a better response than playing 'Whack-a-Mole' with hackers. Learn what cities can do -- and why it needs to be done now.
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The world of cybercrime is a shadowy place and the perpetrators constantly change. But the real problem is they’re well organized and they're willing to share what they know. IBM says security pros fighting cybercrime should take a similar approach – and has come up with a way to do it. Don't miss this if you're concerned about cyberattacks in your city.
Many blind people say they’re afraid to leave home. Transit, which should be a big help to them, is actually one of the biggest obstacles. Learn how a system from Microsoft that lets the blind see with their ears is helping.
Qatar’s traffic jams could soon become a little less intense thanks to new technology that helps businesses better direct their fleet vehicles. Find out how Ooredoo’s Smart Fleet solution helps cut pollution and fuel costs too. Could it work in your city?
A comprehensive new report details how cities can leverage private investment in building more resilient and integrated infrastructure and features solutions that worked for eight cities in the U.S. but can be applied around the world.
At the core of many smart public safety solutions is use of “intelligence” -- information that helps hint at the identity of a criminal or suggest where a wildfire is likely to occur. This collection of articles and resources highlight the importance of data gathering, data sharing and data analytics, along with the use of mobile apps, sensor technology and even facial recognition software to make cities safer.
A new emergency dispatching system in Ohio could one day let people request help with a text message or by sending a video. Learn how the system based on technology from Oracle works, and how soon it could make a difference in your community.
In Texas, citizens can sign in for jury duty online, which saves time and increases jury participation. A new laser scanner Pennsylvania police are using means jurors can see visual evidence of crime scenes in 3D. Click for more on smarter courts and how IBM, Imex Systems, Oracle and SunGard Public Sector are helping.
There's buzz this week about Apple's new smartwatch, but the Cupertino crowd doesn't have the corner on cool. Take a peek at exciting new technologies coming from Qualcomm that promise smart city benefits -- from an ID reader for mobile devices that verifies fingerprints in 3D to smartphones that recognize faces.
Your city's biggest single cyber vulnerability is likely it’s legacy infrastructure – older gear that doesn't have some of the more sophisticated protections now common. Read how Intel is tackling this problem for the smart grid, one of a city's most essential pieces of infrastructure.