Urbanization and the evolving threat landscape have presented cities with new challenges and opportunities in leveraging their technology.
While “smart cities” integrate connected technologies to improve the quality of city services and create efficiencies, the cities of today and tomorrow must also contend with threats to critical infrastructure systems capable of inflicting major damage in the world’s most densely populated areas.
ISACA’s 2018 Smart Cities Survey reveals which concerns are top-of-mind to ISACA’s global professional community, and which tools and techniques can be implemented to put modern cities on a more secure and prosperous path. View related resources here.
“Cities that modernize their information and technology infrastructure, make the needed investments in well-trained technology professionals and partner with the private sector as needed to fill in gaps will be well-positioned to meet the coming challenges that will accompany increased urbanization and a more dangerous threat landscape."
“With nearly 3 million people moving to global cities each week, ISACA’s smart cities survey is a timely wake-up call that many parts of government need to up their game in both planning to prevent city infrastructure attacks and in engaging with their citizens about these plans. The top threat areas identified (energy, communications and financial services) are both economically and socially critical, and inter-related. This reinforces the importance of national governments working much more collaboratively with their municipal and state/provincial counterparts on multifunctional, smart solutions across data analytics, AI, blockchain, smart grids and emerging technology.”