Cities like Singapore, Helsinki, and Zurich are already demonstrating the potential of smart cities. From transportation to sustainability, they’re using connectivity and data to improve quality of life. But as our physical space takes on a digital dimension, cyber security is more important than ever.
Without robust security, a single traffic light, EV charging dock, or streetlamp could become the weak point that brings down an entire city’s infrastructure. At the same time, the implications of failure are serious: A cyberattack can go beyond data theft and ransom, having the potential to damage property and potentially put lives at risk.
Every device in a connected city can be breached, manipulated, and controlled. A single EV charging dock or traffic light could become a pathway into the wider network – and a way for attackers to bring an entire city to its knees.