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Smart Cities Facing Increased Cybersecurity Risks

With worldwide urban populations on the rise year after year, smart cities project developers are searching for ways to create increasingly intelligent, efficient, and sustainable solutions. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the technological starting block, but as IoT usage and implementation expands its reach across several verticals, increased digitization needed to power smart ...

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EU Cybersecurity Act Comes into Force: What Does That Mean for the Private Sector?

In June 2019, the new EU Cybersecurity Act quietly came into force. It is effectively a Regulation (2019/881) which means it is applicable verbatim across the Union. The Act confers a permanent mandate to the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA, which sees its remit and budget significantly expanded. ENISA will not only support policy and ...

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Government IDs Are Getting Smarter

Across the globe, people are traveling more than ever before. In fact, the number of international travelers has increased every year since 2009.

With this trend expected to continue, both travelers and governments are looking for ways to make the process of traveling internationally more efficient, cost-effective, and, most importantly, secure – a combination that ...

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Utilities Are Getting More Connected — And More Vulnerable

For decades, the utility industry operated in an analog world. Energy and water grids were originally managed offline, and later in air-gapped and highly siloed systems.

This lack of digitization meant that there was no ability to communicate information from equipment-to-equipment, system-to-system, or plant-to-plant. However, it also meant that there was no information to intercept ...

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Fingerprint Scanners vs. Facial Recognition: Which Tech Is Winning The War With Consumers?

If you have purchased a new mobile phone in recent years, chances are it features either a fingerprint sensor or some combination of face and iris recognition – if not both. These technologies, which were first introduced in consumer-facing phones earlier this decade, have grown tremendously in terms of popularity and adoption.