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Smart city interactive kiosks debuted in St Louis

Smart city interactive kiosks debuted in St Louis

The city aims to put smart technology on the ground to advance equity, safety, discovery and mobility across the economic spectrum.

New Orleans declares state of emergency amid cyber attack

New Orleans declares state of emergency amid cyber attack

The latest incident follows a new report which finds that the US was hit by an “unprecedented and unrelenting barrage” of ransomware attacks in 2019.

The rising threat and cost of ransomware to cities

The rising threat and cost of ransomware to cities

Emsisoft’s latest report reveals that 621 government entities, healthcare service providers, school districts, colleges and universities in the US have been affected by ransomware this year.

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

As research finds ransomware attacks against governments on the rise, the US Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on cities not to pay assailants after cyber-attacks.

Baltimore calls for federal emergency declaration after cyber attack

Baltimore calls for federal emergency declaration after cyber attack

City council president wants the federal government to have a larger supporting role in helping the city recover from the attack that disabled computer systems and key citizen services.

University initiative aims to help cities make data-driven change

University initiative aims to help cities make data-driven change

John Hopkins University in Baltimore is launching the Centres for Civic Impact which will help public organisations to use data and research to improve public life.