Cybersecurity System: An Essential Pillar of Smart Cities

  • Lata Nautiyal
  • Preeti Malik
  • Amit Agarwal
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


From smartphones to smart cities, the world has changed in nearly every aspect. Modern cities are seen as a collection of certain important components and entail dimensions such as the quality of life and socioeconomic developments. Smart cities are an attempt to develop cities that are well-organized, maintainable, secure, technology-driven, and a convenient place to live. In this context, smart cities also encounter a number of challenges especially with regard to legal complications, environment, and other regulatory matters that underpin the policy prospects. There are a number of crucial factors that are vital for the development and management of smart cities. These factors have been used to craft a framework that imparts a more upgraded idea of the smart city initiatives. The relevant pillars or factors refer to social, management, economy, and legal dimensions. Additionally, the technologies and smart devices used in smart cities that capture all manner of data raise the questions of security and privacy. Confidentiality can be endangered and ruptured by a large number of practices which are generally treated as intolerable; however, these are part of operations in a smart city ecosystem. This chapter discusses the security issues in great detail and also provides some solutions to security in smart cities.


Smart city ICT-Driven city Digital city Intelligent city Cybersecurity Technological factors Security of smart city 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graphic Era UniversityDehradunIndia
  2. 2.University of Petroleum and Energy SciencesDehradunIndia

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