Securing smart cities with monitors

Orhio Mark Creado, Phu Dung Le

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Advances in technology, population increase, climate change, international business and sustainability, now mandate the need for smart cities to accommodate increasing demands. However, current implementations of smart cities lack the security architecture to interlace all the essential components such as effective development, monitoring, and administration. Currently, many computer-based systems pose a high security risk due to the lack of a secure architecture which integrates these various components, opening the possibility for lapses in communication which can be exploited by cyber-attacks, and can prove to be extremely costly from a disaster recovery perspective. With no concrete definitions available to define a smart city, it is paramount to define a highly secure operating architecture for computer-based system which can be integrated within smart city implementations capable of supporting essential components such as energy distribution, health support, transport management, etc. A system built with such an essential security architecture can be more effective in preventing attacks and thereby increasing the system’s availability and reliability through secure operations. This paper proposes a conceptual architecture of monitors which can be applied to modern day smart cities to secure lower level operations. This novel application of the monitor concept would allow any implementation to be more practical and realizable for many computer-based systems currently being used in smart cities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA)
Subtitle of host publication8-9 November 2017 Madrid Spain
EditorsKhalid S. Soliman
Place of PublicationKing of Prussia PA USA
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780986041990
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventInternational Business Information Management 2017 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 8 Nov 20179 Nov 2017
Conference number: 30th


ConferenceInternational Business Information Management 2017
Abbreviated titleIBIMA 2017
OtherIBIMA held two conferences in 2017 with the same name.
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  • Computing system security
  • Security architecture
  • Smart city security

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