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Making smart cities cybersecure

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Online Talk

08-September 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (GMT+07)

Making Smart Cities CyberSecure

Robert Laurie, Enterprise Security Architect - David Lynas Consulting

Adaptability Paradox

Chuyen Huynh, Digital Transformation Director - HGSoft

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Robert Laurie, Enterprise Security Architect - David Lynas Consulting

SMART cities are the future of urban living, harnessing the power of three Ds—digital technologies, data, and design thinking—to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of city services. However, this new wave of digital transformation also brings new cyber risks that could fundamentally impact the existence of smart cities. Cyber threats have been on the rise for years, but the last few years have seen an explosion in cyberattacks that target both data and physical assets.1

As connected devices proliferate at a breakneck speed—the number of IoT devices is expected to rise from 8.4 billion today to almost 20 billion by 20202—cyberattacks and vulnerabilities in one area can have a cascading effect on numerous other areas. The consequences could extend beyond just data loss, financial impact, and reputational damage risks—severe enough as they are—to include disruption of crucial city services and infrastructure across a broad range of domains such as health care, transportation, law enforcement, power and utilities, and residential services. Such disruptions can potentially lead to loss of life and breakdown of social and economic systems. Continue...

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