Many companies are having to outsource their cybersecurity needs because of a lack of dedicated, skilled talent in this area. Education and training of existing staff could nurture an aptitude for cybersecurity on your team, but the government needs to do more to attract young people to this field, Xuyen Bowles writes.
The Obama administration has introduced a comprehensive plan to address a wide range of cybersecurity concerns. However, implementing the plan would be up to the incoming Donald Trump administration, Andy Greenberg writes.
About 60% of security experts at companies believe they can keep cloud systems secure, while only 57% said they were comfortable with mobile security, a report by Tenable Network Security has found. Security professionals also reported a decrease in confidence in the security of web applications of 18 percentage points.
ATMs continue to be one of the greatest security risks to banks, with hackers targeting the machines to drain victim accounts. A new report states that even EMV chip cards have failed to mitigate skimming, in which a criminal uses a device to copy an ATM card's magnetic strip.
Developers and lawmakers in Ashburn, Va., are planning an 16.8-acre Gramercy District smart city, according to 22 Capital Partners, one of the companies behind the project. The area will be built from the ground up to incorporate smart technology at every level of its infrastructure.
Global bank HSBC, the China Center for Urban Development and engineering group Arup have joined forces to encourage the rise of smart cities in China. The UK-China Smart City program will facilitate collaboration between federal and local governments and investors interested in tackling the problems associated with mass urbanization.
Nokia has partnered with Machina Research to publish a detailed guide on smart city technology and urban modernization. At more than 80 pages, the guide examines best practices employed in San Francisco, Cleveland, New York City and 19 other major cities.
Helping companies to leverage internet of things' analytics and promote smart city-related technology are top priorities for the Department of Homeland Security, according to Reginald Brothers, undersecretary for science and technology. Public and private entities must work together to help communities truly understand and make the most of new technology, he says.
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