Securing the smart city of the future

The concept of a “smart city” can hardly be considered the city of the future anymore. Instead, it’s the new normal.

With rapid advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), local governments are investing in and implementing the means to improve efficiencies and convenience for its citizens. But all of this spending on smart cities comes with its fair share of challenges. As cities become more advanced, so do the cyber attacks that threaten them.

Everything in a city—from street lights, traffic signals and cameras, electric and gas meters and sewers can all feed into the digital infrastructure, so  it’s important to understand that these endpoints require network-related security services in the middle.