Cyber Security is about familiarity. Think of it in terms of having lived in a house for 20 years and knowing all the familiar sounds, people, and things that exist in that space. You know the normality of the house so if something new is seen or heard, neurotransmitters fire off in your brain to put you on high alert. A smart city is a large network of interconnected intelligent devices, like synapses of the brain that fire off neurotransmitters. The cybersecurity associated with the smart machine has to be extremely aware and have a strong understanding of what is supposed to happen and how things respond if things seem to be out of the ordinary.
We have a mock-up of a smart city design which shows the general outline of the network and how it will work. We have also shown the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) standard for cybersecurity on top of the network’s design and functionality to ensure we have proper policies and controls implemented in the proper sections of the smart city. Furthermore, we have written the entire policy and control for a generic smart city and have it incorporated in our IEEE Smart City standard (P2784) which will incorporate the entire design and build of a smart city. Now if you use standard-based architecture, policies, and controls, you can build a cybersecurity practice to understand the normal and look for anomalies which lead to threats. That is the short and fast cybersecurity for smart cities detail. If you would like more information please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.