Futuristic cities have always captured the imagination, and as more and more cutting-edge technologies are adopted in smart cities around the globe, we’re seeing a direct link to improved quality of life. But how much catching up does gender equality in the workplace have to do to match the advancements of tech? Kasia Hanson, Intel Global Director, Smart Video & Public Safety Chair Security Industry Association Women in Security Forum, weighs in on these topics and more during this insightful episode of Cyber Security Inside.
– The myriad ways in which smart cities are implementing new technologies to problem-solve across many sectors
– The kinds of cybersecurity risks cities and their constituents face
– How thought leaders are helping smart cities envision their futures
– Why it’s crucial to promote gender equality in the workplace overall, and why boosting women’s visibility in the security industry is key
– How men can be great workplace allies through mentorship and support
…and more. Don’t miss it!
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Here are some key take-aways:
– Transportation, sustainability, public safety and critical infrastructure are four of the biggest focus areas within smart cities.
– Everyone can be a target for cyber attacks, which is why it’s so vital that cities are implementing safety measures through tech to mitigate risk to themselves and their citizens.
– Smaller cities tend to be more adaptable when it comes to embracing new technologies, but that doesn’t mean larger cities can’t have a successful smart journey.
– COVID accelerated the rapid adoption of new technologies in cities looking to protect their constituents around the globe.
– Increased visibility for women in the security space is a key part of boosting representation, but it also requires teamwork and mentorship from male colleagues to make things work.
Some interesting quotes from today’s episode:
“I really think making a city smart is a journey.”
“Cyber is really becoming a number one topic for many businesses, including our government. And so it’s something that we talk about pretty regularly is, what are the capabilities within cyber that you should be developing as part of your physical security implementation and so forth?”
“We know that everybody can be a target related to cyber, and putting mitigation plans in place and using technology to help you is very, very smart.”
“Bringing different perspectives, different experiences into an industry is I think really important. I think it’s important for any industry.”
“Having both men and women working together and collaborating only benefits the industry as a whole.”
“I’m looking to really double the [women in security] community over the next year, and build out a way for us to connect, grow and impact.”