Creating a Culture of Security in the Smart City Through Partnerships

As Canada moves toward developing smart cities, the role of the CIO expands. One thing is already clear though: The CIO cannot succeed alone because it takes a culture of support to reinforce security and safety.
By Belinda Jones

Canada is preparing for the reality of smart cities. In fact, some cities are already implementing the technologies, but changing organisations, employee and public viewpoints, and the country's culture to promote technology innovation and participation are as at least as important as the technology itself. Sophisticated, interconnected technologies need to be secure to prevent hacking and other data corrupting and stealing.

However, the most secure technologies are only as safe and secure as the people implementing, managing, and ultimately utilizing the systems. Every system needs humans to ensure the safety and security controls are in place and working properly, but the challenge is much deeper. Chief information of...

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