Cyber Defense in the Age of the Smart City

  • Joseph N. Pelton
  • Indu B. Singh


The number one problem in trying to create effective cyber defense systems for the next decade will most likely come from looking through a rearview mirror to anticipate problems. Cambridge Analytics, which “appropriated” the personality profiles of 50 million users of Facebook and then bombarded them with a view of “news” distorted to conform with their political views, is just one example of a cybersecurity problem that has emerged from the research on the latest U. S. presidential election. Each new edition of industrial controls, machine-generated commands to control automated infrastructure and artificially intelligent algorithm will reveal a new type of cyber weakness that urban planners must contend with and hopefully solve.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph N. Pelton
    • 1
  • Indu B. Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.IAASSArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Planet Defense, LLCFairfaxUSA

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