I am a Partner in PwC and a Fellow of Information Privacy. I specialize in security and privacy of new technologies - Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 'Smart Everything'. I regularly blog on http://ivezic.com.

IoT Security Regulation

Regulating the Security of the Internet of Things aka the “Robot the Size of the World”

In the 60s cartoon The Jetsons, the family lived in a futuristic city with flying cars, a robotic housekeeper, and even a watch that let you do video calling. The Jetsons city of the future is with us in the here and now as we have the technology to build smart cities, and in doing so, we can create amazing places to live and work. This idea of making our cities smart is engaging clever minds all over the world and we are witnessing the emergence of smart places across the globe. All of the visions of smart city projects have one thing in common. They are based upon the creation of, analysis of, and processing of, large amounts of data — aka integrated data exchanges, all predicated on hyper-connectivity achieved often through Internet-enabled devices. These data are the sights and sounds of the processes we use to live and work in municipalities…

Smart City and Privacy

A Smarter Privacy – The Future of Privacy in our Smart Cities

The phrase ‘smart city’ conjures up a vision of a Metropolis like urban jungle. A jungle that is made up of intelligent structures, buildings that know when we enter and leave, traffic that flows easily, and always available parking spaces. A place where the city knows what we want, before we want it, and gets it right every time. This utopian vision of a future is actually fast becoming a reality… But as this brave new world opens up opportunities for business, it also reveals vulnerabilities for the individuals within the smart city too, including their own personal privacy. The smart city is built not only on traditional bricks and mortar but on data too. These data are integral to both the intelligence behind the smart city and our own place in an increasingly digital world. Privacy is one of those things that once lost, is difficult to regain. Are our smart cities leaders taking care, not just to provide efficient, clean living, but to take care of our privacy too?

Smart City Revolution

Who will really benefit from the coming smart-city revolution?

Article “Who will really benefit from the coming smart-city revolution?” is published by the New Scientist From the intro: “We need assurances on privacy, security and transparency or smart cities may be seen as thinly disguised opportunities solely for tech titans” https://www.newscientist.com/article/2154414-who-will-really-benefit-from-the-coming-smart-city-revolution/ [Subscription Required]

Telecom IoT Security Fog

How Telecom Operators Can Strike Back with IoT, Fog Computing and Security

Telecom operators sat back as the new over-the-top (OTT) service providers, internet and tech companies slowly ate away at their business, particularly in the B2C space. A combination of institutional laziness and poor execution on promising initiatives gave these new entrants the time to jump in and snatch away customers…Telecom operators have an opportunity to rethink their business model, transform their organization, and execute on competitive ideas. This is especially true in the B2B space where telecom operators can use their existing infrastructure to offer premium network solutions for large enterprises, particularly when it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT)…Telecom operators are close enough to take a bite out of the IoT market. What they’re missing are the teeth and the determination. While the legacy tools and procedures exist to allow telecom operators to be the leading providers of IoT services and security solutions, it will take an organizational shift to make such a strategy successful. By doing this, telecom operators will not only make money, they’ll secure their future in the presence of ambitious OTT competitors.

The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities

The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities

Scientific American published an article “The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities” – Plans for more wired, networked, connected urban areas face challenges if they fail to account for existing, local, non-digital elements such as government and socioeconomic conditions … “The current reality of smart cities is that there aren’t any. At the end of the…

2017 Smart Cities Index

EasyPark 2017 Smart Cities Index

2017 Smart City Index was published by the Swedish firm EasyPark, which provides smart parking solutions in 10 markets in Europe and Australia. Drawing data from the UN and the European Commission, researchers assessed more than 500 cities worldwide on 19 factors. The index placed Copenhagen, Denmark as the smartest city. My city, Hong Kong,…