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Security and Safety

Smart cities technologies are growing rapidly and the dollar value of this growth means there is a lot at stake. The inter-connectivity across virtual and physical infrastructure that makes a smart city work are also vulnerable to significant cyber security risks which could result in crippling a city and even cause death.
This theme will examine the many cyber threats and how to protect critical infrastructure such as electricity and water supply from cyber threats. It will also look at how to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data is protected. Active threat detection and prevention of cyber threats is essential to developing and monitoring smart cities.