Smart and Safe Control Systems for the Smart City
The increased automation of key urban infrastructure via such means as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks and Artificially Intelligent Industrial Command and Control Systems adds convenience and reduces labor costs and urban government employment needs. But, alternatively these automated control systems have dramatically increased the number of potential vulnerability points in cities. In short, as artificially intelligent command and control capabilities are introduced into smart cities it also means disgruntled employees, cyber-criminals and cyber-terrorists can attack vital urban infrastructure. Instead of attacking vital infrastructure physically they can attack the electronic brains that control the infrastructure these cyber-criminals and terrorists wish to attack.