Public safety and security

IBM launches X-Force Exchange – a social media network for cybercrime fighters

Wed, 2015-04-22 06:00 -- Doug Peeples

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.

Ooredoo's new Smart Fleet cuts congestion by directing drivers around it

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:00 -- SCC Staff

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?

How can I make neighborhoods safer in my city?

Sun, 2015-03-22 16:44 -- SCC Staff

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.

Judge for yourself how courts are getting smarter

Fri, 2015-03-13 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

Your city's new digital future (with help from Qualcomm)

Wed, 2015-03-11 06:00 -- Liz Enbysk

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.

The glaring gap in city cybersecurity (and how Intel is helping fix it)

Wed, 2015-03-11 06:00 -- SCC Staff

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.