Article: Cyber Experts Set out Blueprint to Secure Smart Cities of the Future

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Cyber Experts Set out Blueprint to Secure Smart Cities of the Future

Local and national authorities in the U.K. are being offered expert guidance to protect their citizens by making their connected places – often known as ‘smart cities’ – resilient to cyber attacks. A new set of security principles has been published by the National Cyber Security Centre – a part of GCHQ – to help all U.K. authorities secure smart cities and their underlying infrastructure.

Connected places – which include smart cities and connected rural environments – use networked technology like Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors to improve the efficiency of services and therefore the quality of citizens’ lives.

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