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Hacking Smart Cities: Dangerous Connections

Commercial real estate benefits greatly from IoT implementation. Gartner estimates that 1.6 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2016, an increase of 39 percent from 2015. Many organizations around the world are working on innovative solutions that aim to make smart cities more comfortable, energy efficient, and safe. Unfortunately, not many are seriously considering the IT security of their products.

Smart cities are clearly the future, and they bring great promise. However, can we afford a rise in insecure connectivity and intelligence that can ultimately leave entire cities vulnerable to digital attacks?