Future of Smart Cities: Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Risk   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (DHS/OCIA) produces Infrastructure Risk Assessments to provide an assessment of emerging risks to critical infrastructure. This report addresses how the adoption of and increased reliance on smart technologies may create or increase risks for Smart Cities. This report focuses on the Transportation Systems Sector, the Electricity Subsector within the Energy Sector, and the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector. [...] However, with the introduction of Smart Cities and cyber-physical innovations the vulnerabilities, resulting mitigating factors, and potential consequences for these new technologies are still unclear. As these new cyber-physical devices are introduced to the World the vulnerabilities, risks, threats, and consequences will be better understood. This report summarizes the insights from a technology-informed futures analysis-including a critical look at potential future vulnerabilities as a result of these cyber-physical infrastructure systems become pervasive in Smart Cities. The goal is to help Federal, State and local analysts and planners incorporate anticipatory thinking into Smart City design and continued critical infrastructure protection efforts relating to this new technology."

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