The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework has an important role to play in resolving many issues associated with smart city technology, Tara Seals writes. Observers say that information and communications technology systems and internet of things technology can make cities susceptible to cybersecurity problems.
Darktrace, a cybersecurity startup whose investors include Softbank, is using machine learning to develop software that teaches itself to detect threats. The company compares its approach to the way the immune system protects the human body.
Data breaches are becoming more common, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk, and these steps are often overlooked by businesses. Use measures such as password encryption to protect data, and make sure staff is trained about all risks that affect them.
The hacking group responsible for attacks on the BBC, President-elect Donald Trump and other major services has been revealed to contain two college students and one other member. The group launched DDoS attacks that stopped servers and limited access to sites.
ThyssenKrupp announced Thursday that a cyberattack against it this year was successful in obtaining trade secrets from two of the company's divisions. No estimate was given for potential losses.
The US Air Force has signed a multi-million dollar deal with cybersecurity firm Endgame in an effort to boost its cyberprotection and reduce possible threats. The agreement was reached following a trial of Endgame's software by the military agency.
Cisco touted upgrades to its S XR Cloud-Scale Networking platform, which offers support for ethernet virtual private network and improves telecommunications operator support. The updates were designed to allow businesses to more easily move from on-premise central offices to next-generation data centers.
Dell EMC and VMware collaborated to create an easier solution for managing entire data centers by integrating VMware Cloud Foundation software with Dell EMC's VxRack systems. The product will create easier management for software-defined data centers.
Vista Equity Partners will purchase Fidelity National Information Services' SunGard Public Sector and Education units for a price tag of $850 million.
Bellevue, Wash., has secured a $75,000 White House Smart Cities grant for the creation of a platform that would monitor all of the city's vitals, improving operational efficiency as well as collaboration between residents. Bellevue is working with Kansas City, Mo., and engineering firm CH2M on the project.
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