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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

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1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1111, Portland, OR 97204

Today's Predictions for Tomorrow's Internet:

By David Drost

The future of the internet is ever expanding, from Smart Cities and smart homes based on an Internet of Things (IoT), to enhanced technologies, including facial recognition and TV’s that connect to the internet. Knowing where your personal information is on the Web, how it’s used, and whether it is sold, are important factors in safely managing your Web presence and exposure to cyber risk.

Information Security shares best practices, skills and ideas on our resource site:

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, e-mail us a request or a question at

Internet of things definitions:

The way our technology is advancing applies to attacker’s methods and techniques. If we keep storing our important information in devices, and servers attempts to access this information for malicious intent will be ever expanding. Just like in the Newsletter spoken above, things that would be simple to infect devices and disguise itself from users will continue to be the new normal.

It is recommended to take the time to understand how to keep yourself safe. Review the past blogs, the information security website, and contact us if you have questions or want to learn more ways of keeping yourself safe.