Trend Micro Publishes
Future Smart Cities Cybersecurity Checklist

[Hong Kong, August 2, 2017] As cities continue to grow smarter, they will also become easier to hack. With millions (if not billions) of dollars going into research for urban domains and the Internet of Things (IoT), there will be more opportunities to utilize technology to define, access and improve smart city services and infrastructure. In these smart cities, information security plays a huge role in protecting the highest levels of confidentiality, availability and integrity for city resources and utilities.

To help guide the development of smart cities, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced a report entitled “Securing Smart Cities: Moving Toward Utopia with Security in Mind” which provided a quick ten steps cybersecurity checklist as a gut check when implanting new, smart technologies. 

When developing smart cities, it is always important to balance functionality with security, according to Ryan Flores, Senior Manager, Future Threat Research, Trend Micro, “Smart technology implementations in critical sectors can be attacked and the absence of well-defined security standards and regulations can turn projected benefits into unforeseen problems.”

The ten steps governments should look at when implementing smart technologies are:

“Cities will continue to grow smarter over time.  They are created by the people, and for the people. So it’s only right to protect them,” concluded Flores.

Flores is visiting Hong Kong this week to deliver a keynote speech at CLOUDSEC Hong Kong 2017 on August 3.

Read the full report:

Ryan Flores, Senior Manager, Future Threat Research, Trend Micro, elaborated on a quick ten steps cybersecurity checklist for government or enterprise to consider when building smart cities.

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