Millennials are less concerned with cybersecurity than their older counterparts, with 82% reusing passwords across websites and just 43% concerned about sending sensitive data through social media platforms, a First Data study has found. Millennials can be safer online by creating more unique passwords and by limiting the amount of information they share on social media, says Akouto's Dominic Chorafakis.
The NYCx program introduced by New York Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamino fosters collaboration for smart city research and the internet of things between startups. The idea is to create solutions for public areas and infrastructure that tackle citywide problems such as traffic, crime and pollution.
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI recently warned infrastructure sectors, including the energy industry, about the increased risk of attack through a "multi-stage intrusion campaign." The agencies noted that their own systems had been compromised through a phishing campaign, but they did not specify what was affected.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has outlined new security management controls that would bolster security and improve the resiliency of energy grids. The rules would also offer protection from malware for electronic devices used with these power systems.
Forty-three percent of data breaches over the past year were the result of social engineering attacks, the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report states. These attacks are often overlooked, cybersecurity experts say; this article provides a list of 10 social engineering attacks to keep an eye on, including vishing, SEO attacks and "right-to-left override."
One of the biggest threats to state agencies is insider threats, and mitigating those risks can be difficult without a big budget, writes Isaac Kohen. There are some budget-friendly best practices that agencies can implement, including integrated data governance and monitoring baselines.
The recently released Smart Cities Benefits Index highlights the return on investment from smart city initiatives across 50 cities. Boston, Chicago and Atlanta topped the list, while cities that were ranked lower on metrics including demographics, education, and city spend included Provo, Utah, and Roanoke, Va.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will be working with Honeywell to expand the deployment of smart energy meters across the city. An additional 150,000 smart meters will be installed, adding to the 250,000 that are already in place to provide improved energy management.
Scientists at Stanford University have discovered a method to use existing fiber optic networks to detect earthquakes. The system, which has been a work in progress since 2016, can identify the two types of earthquake waves and has been used to monitor seismic movement in over 800 events.
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