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Local governments, in shadow of federal efforts, grapple with cybersecurity in 'smart cities'
GAITHERSBURG, MD. As local governments work to make their communities more efficient with “smart” -- connected -- technologies, cities and municipalities are increasingly seen as a target for cyber attackers and should look to their procurement power to mitigate risks, according to a senior Department of Homeland Security official.
“I would suggest that they look at what's occurring on the federal side, and how that can be applied to the city side,” Mark Kneidinger, deputy director of DHS' National Risk...