If your community isn’t officially “smart” yet, it may be soon. In fact, earlier this year, a report named 10 U.S. cities that are ready to become “smart”. Fortunately for them and all others thinking about taking the plunge, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a new guide of warnings worth considering.
- The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Wednesday published a cybersecurity best practices guide for smart cities, warning that municipalities should carefully evaluate and address cybersecurity risks associated with connected public services and infrastructure.
- Communities should integrate cybersecurity strategy and risk management in their smart city technology plans and proactively manage supply chain risk to ensure all hardware and software are secure, the guide states.
- To ensure that vital public services and infrastructure continue functioning if there’s a cybersecurity event, operational resilience is essential, according to the report. “The organizations responsible for implementing smart city technology should develop, assess, and maintain contingencies for manual operations of all critical infrastructure functions and train staff accordingly,” it says.
Read more: Federal Agency Publishes “Smart” Cities Guide “warning that municipalities should carefully evaluate and address cybersecurity risks”