Techspective – There are a variety of potential benefits for cities that embrace technology. “Smart cities” can implement technology to streamline functionality and improve efficiency in a number of ways from detecting when a public parking lot is full to enabling remote wireless control of traffic signals. Of course, connecting the infrastructure of a city and making it remotely accessible and manageable also exposes it to potential risk and malicious activity.
ZDnet – As researchers turn their attention to vehicles, we’ve seen everything from sending drivers into a ditch to brakes which suddenly won’t work.
ZDNet – You would have to be a particular breed of person to tamper with the brakes or steering of a car with a helpless driver-turned-passenger inside, but the concept of car hacking is still a reality today.
bobsguide – The Open Banking Initiative, brought in by PSD2 on January 13, heralded the start of a new dawn. For the custodian banks, fomenting trust is a security exercise, and for the fintech third parties, a marketing exercise, according to John Sheehy, director of strategy at cybersecurity firm IOActive.
The Daily Swig – The UK government’s new code of practice for Internet of Things (IoT) devices has been widely welcomed as a step towards implementing security by design – though many within the industry say it doesn’t go far enough to protecting consumers or organizations.