Market Research Report
Cybersecurity for Smart Cities: Data Security, Device and Endpoint Security, and Network Security and Controls
|Cybersecurity for Smart Cities: Data Security, Device and Endpoint Security, and Network Security and Controls|
Published: August 20, 2021
Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)
Content info: 72 Pages; 33 Tables, Charts & Figures
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
Smart city applications and technologies-the world of smart meters, smart lighting, intelligent buildings, mobility, and more-provide convenience and coordination by embedding Internet of Things (IoT) technology into infrastructure, services, and built environments. Building more devices, applications, and technologies that are connected to one another on public networks into new and existing infrastructures increases the attack surface for threat actors. These systems of systems are increasingly complex and require cybersecurity best practices, impact assessments for potential failure or compromise, and the establishment of incident response capabilities.
The stakeholder community for cybersecurity among smart cities is vast, including the entire smart city supplier ecosystem; federal, state, and local governments; leading management consulting firms; industrial engineering and manufacturing firms; enterprise hardware and software security vendors; and niche startups hoping to capture unique segments of the smart cities market. There is an opportunity to bridge the gap between the decentralized nature of city business management and finance and the need for centralized security risk management and controls for technology projects.
This Guidehouse Insights report covers the current state of cybersecurity for smart cities technologies-a patchwork of endpoint and data security, device and endpoint security, and network security solutions. Cybersecurity vendors with various platforms and service models already compete for small city IT budgets at the municipal level. Smart city applications and technologies are relatively limited to pilot projects and staggered rollouts, though deployments are germinating around the globe. Smart city ecosystems are made up of sensors and devices, mobile applications, cloud infrastructures, and network communications. The ubiquity of billions of simple computing devices that transfer and transmit data over networks is driven by an assumption that security is built into smart products and devices.