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[SCEWC 2019] Session “Cybersecurity & Privacy for Smart Cities”

Join us in Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 to witness a cyberattack simulation on a city in real time.

Smart Cities are connected scenarios in which the objects become intelligents and interact each other with the goal of providing efficient and sustainables services, improving the life quality of the people. However, the adoption of new technologies to the City infrastructure also increase cyberrisks, due to the complexity of technologies integration and the lack of mature in the cybersecurity posture of lots of providers.

The consecuences and damages of cyberattacks are higher when we deal with Smart Cities as they can cause essential services interruption and affect to the national security. Therefore, cybersecurity should be a priority in the Smart Cities to face the cyberattacks. Specially, considering that Smart City systems also have access to PII (Personally identifiable information). For all of the above reasons, it is mandatory to adopt measures to mitigate the negative consecuences of uncontrolled PII data use.

If you are attending Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 and you are interested in Cybersecurity, don’t forget to sign up on this form to book your place in this session. Join Ismael Morales, Technical Cybersecurity Manager, to attend in person to a cyber raid on a city!

This session is specially aimed to Mayors, City Councils Digital Innovation Directors, New technologies advisors, CISOs…

Session at Gran Via Venue, Barcelona, on November 19th, 16:00. Stand F673.

* Required.

Session index:

  • Introduction to Smart Cities
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy for Smart Cities
  • Current cyberattacks
  • Our proposal:
    • Audit
    • Strategy development and implementation
    • Resilience City
    • Continuous monitoring
  • Mockup exposition

Know more about our Cybersecurity & Privacy proposal:

Our proposal consist of three main parts with a transversal one:

  • Audit: threat modeling, evaluate IT administration systems, identify critical areas of the city structure, test the security of Smart Technologies and verify the supply chain.
  • Strategy development and implementation: cybersecurity strategy designed according to city priorities
  • Resilient City: development a continuity and incident management plan, vulnerability and patch management.
  • Continuous monitoring: Infrastructure and data protection, periodic penetration testing, data collection and analysis, reports and derivables, malware detection and correlation, traffic information baseline and anomalies.

Finally, some of the main benefits of our proposal are the following:

  • Assure continuity of the public services and do not lose citizens trust.
  • Manage cyberrisks to minimize impacts.
  • Avoid financial losses caused by the cyberattacks and services interruptions.
  • Be compliant to the regulations