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Building a secure future for smart cities

The individual touch points that make up a smart city  form a significant part of our daily lives. 

All of its systems and applications – whether  it’s  street lighting, parking sensors or waste management –  bring both opportunities and risks, and mapping these out  will be crucial in the continued  roll out of smart city projects. 

But it can be difficult to know where to start, which questions to ask, and how and when security testing should be carried out.

With this in mind, we’ve pooled our expertise to present 'A Blueprint for Secure Smart Cities’, exploring why security should be built into every individual component of a smart city from the start, and the importance of town planners being transparent about privacy and safety.

But it isn’t just the responsibility of planners and developers of smart cities –  end-system and device manufacturers along with the  third-party integrators and operators who will build, deploy and operate smart city applications, need to play their part as well in embedding secure by design.  

Our latest whitepaper, ‘A Blueprint for Secure Smart Cities’ delves into what security by design means and how it can act as an enabler, the testing that should be carried out to ensure the integrity of smart city infrastructure and applications, as well as the governance and policies that should be drawn up to support the  testing of the IoT components used across a smart city. 

The capabilities of smart cities are endless, and the future will be bright and exciting if security is embedded from the outset.  

If you’d like to find out more about  our proposal for secure smart cities, download the whitepaper here. 



About NCC Group

NCC Group exists to make the world safer and more secure.

As global experts in cyber security and risk mitigation, NCC Group is trusted by over 15,000 clients worldwide to protect their most critical assets from the ever-changing threat landscape.

With the company’s knowledge, experience and global footprint, it is best placed to help businesses identify, assess, mitigate and respond to the evolving cyber risks they face.

To support its mission, NCC Group continually invests in research and innovation, and is passionate about developing the next generation of cyber scientists.

With over 1,800 colleagues in 12 countries, NCC Group has a significant market presence in North America, continental Europe and the UK, and a rapidly growing footprint in Asia Pacific with offices in Australia and Singapore.

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