To What Extent Smart Cities Are Safe?

Are smart cities potentially safe to live? If we look into smart cities closely, these are urban communities, constantly using the power of cutting-edge digital and computing technology to monitor and manage the urban environment and simultaneously stay connected. Some of these universal technologies currently being used are IoT, Cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and mobile apps. People and the places including utility plants to commercial and residential buildings are digitally connected to help enhance the efficiency, comfort zone, and livability in the urban space. However, in the attempt to transform the utopian-like vision into reality, cities are becoming a hotbed for hacking.

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