Cyber safety and security are paramount in any smart city. When a city’s cybersphere is secured, new and enhanced opportunities abound for residents, organisations and visitors.
For the last couple of years, city administration ambitions and resident feedback alike have pushed in the direction of modernising city services and creating efficiencies and quality of life enhancements through the use of digital advancements.
From metres that help households detect wasted energy use to traffic grids that help commuters better plan the flow of their trip, the interest in digital transformation is there. But once these smart solutions have been built, how can they be kept secure? How can the trillions — yes, trillions — of digital connections that form a smart city be protected from bad actors?
Cyber safety and security are paramount in any smart city. The complexity can be daunting but when a city’s cybersphere is secured, new and enhanced opportunities abound for residents, organisations and visitors.
What can we do to make sure our smart cities are safe and resilient? Cybersecurity for a smart city’s hyperconnected environment requires a holistic view of the entire ecosystem. This includes greater scrutiny on the ecosystem’s individual components and services and their influence on each other.
The “cyber-first” framework combines cybersecurity controls throughout the smart ecosystem lifecycle, from the planning phase involving conceptualisation and requirements determination, then moving into the integration/implementation phase of construction and finally concluding in the operation phase.
Piyush Pandey - Managing Director Risk & Financial Advisory practice
Frederico Macias - Partner, Global Risk Advisory Technology, Media and Telecommunications Leader
André Correia Sousa - Senior Manager in Risk Advisory
Lissa Barrows - Manager in Risk Advisory