The Smart City Floating Safely on the Cloud

  • Joseph N. Pelton
  • Indu B. Singh


One of the most significant changes in the world of cyber systems has been the development and meteoric rise in the processing and storage capacity of the cloud. The mushrooming of the capabilities and use of the cloud—no pun intended—coupled with the development of the Internet of Things (IoTs) and the new features for broadband fifth generation wireless services will create fantastic new capabilities. But these enchanced digital tools will but give rise to new levels of cybersecurity concerns and potentially create new vulnerabilities with regard to vital urban systems and especially critical infrastructure.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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