Five Eye nations release new guidance on smart city cybersecurity

New guidance, Cybersecurity Best Practices for Smart Cities, wants to raise awareness among communities and organizations implementing smart city technologies that these beneficial technologies can also have potential vulnerabilities. A collaboration among the Five Eye nations (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and the US), it advises communities considering becoming smart cities to assess and mitigate the cybersecurity risks that comes with the technology.

What makes smart cities attractive to attackers is the data being collected and processed. Because AI-powered systems are being used to integrate this data, these should be given special attention when checking for vulnerabilities.

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