DHS CISA Releases Trust in Smart City Systems Report

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the release of the Trust in Smart City Systems Report. This report is intended to help the city-level decision makers, designers and implementers in the early stages of developing Smart City projects make decisions based on a more complete understanding of the tradeoffs associated with Smart City Systems. 

  • Smart city projects are challenging endeavors and can fail or under perform for many reasons, so it is necessary to consider the ways in which each stakeholder will design and in what ways the perspectives are siloed, in order to identify an integrated solution that address the broad scope of smart city projects. 
  • The recommendations outlined in this report facilitate an early, important step in the process of developing a smart city system. It is hoped that readers will use the information about key trust characteristics to consider the several ways in which users need to have confidence in a smart city system and ways in which their smart city project can meet them. By incorporating appropriate levels of support for all trust characteristics, projects mitigate many factors that can lead to failure. 
  • Please find the full report here.

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