When I first wrote about smart cities for this blog back in 2013, the concept was still very much just that – a concept. Fast forward to today and nearly every city, both large and small, is developing and perhaps even implementing plans to make their cities smarter. Over these few years, the key drivers and motivations for moving towards a smart city environment have remained unchanged ...
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For this post, Michael Ritter and I talked with Peter Klostermaier of Computacenter about the need to integrate the five areas of security, the importance of protecting data as it leaves the premises and how the “Snowden effect” has changed attitudes to data protection ...
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Last year, in the context of the EU Telecom Review, I wrote extensively on the issue of "substitutable" telecom services. The EU wanted to assess which online services could be functional substitutes to phone and messaging services and how to regulate them. The topic is far from dead (and has recently been addressed in the context of national security snooping) but I wanted to tackle here a subset of that topic that is often overlooked and seems to me of increasing importance ...
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There are many reasons – some subtle and some overt – that explain why security professionals wake up in a cold sweat from time to time. The bottom lines are simple: The IoT has permeated deeply within everyday life, it won’t be easy to secure and the clock is ticking ...
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