Critical Infrastructure Security

Global initiative ‘Securing Smart Cities’ launches

IOActive, Kaspersky Lab and the Cloud Security Alliance are among a group of security organizations supporting a new initiative that tackles “existing and future cybersecurity problems of smart cities” through public and private sector collaboration.

The effort, “Securing Smart Cities,” aims to connect the security community with other key players in the critical infrastructure ecosystem, like city planners and authorities and vendors, in order to educate the public on security best practices and create standards and guidelines to improve the security of smart cities, a Tuesday release sent to said.

According to a website launched for the effort, IT security firms Bastille and Xipiter are also backing the initiative. IOActive CTO Cesar Cerrudo, who revealed in 2014 that devices used by traffic control systems in major cities were vulnerable to being hacked, is a board member of the group.

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