How smart cities can create a road map to reduce risk and improve resiliency

A new report, Smart and Safe: Risk Reduction in Tomorrow’s Cities, from the EastWest Institute (EWI), gives direction to urban leaders who want to reduce risks and create more resilient cities.The report covers four main areas: Cybersecurity, cyber resilience, privacy and data protection and collaboration and coordination in governance. Unisys, Microsoft, Huawei Technologies and NXP Semiconductors provided input.

“The rapid evolution of smart cities is both exciting and daunting due to the incredible pace of technological change and adoption,” said Bruce McConnell, EWI global vice president and co-author of the report. “This guide was developed to recognize and support all key stakeholders involved—municipalities, governments, urban planners, businesses and community leaders—to help them safeguard smart cities for the future.”