NIST Global City Teams Challenge to Focus on IoT Security in Smart Cities

Smart city solutions that address some of the biggest tasks taken on by cities will be one of the drivers of the conversation at the upcoming Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge (SC3) kickoff conference in Washington, D.C., next month.

The conference, organized as part of the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will bring together about 300 attendees from around the world to exchange ideas largely around Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), which refers to the use of Internet of Things in "mission-critical" applications, said Sokwoo Rhee, associate director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Program at NIST. Some of those "mission critical" applications will be in areas like transportation, public safety and utilities.

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Katie Easton