SMART CITY SECURITY ISSUES: THE MAIN ATTACKS AND COUNTERMEASURES
Keywords: Smart City, Services, Applications, Security Attacks, ICTs, Security Solutions
Abstract. A smart city is an urban area based on a variety of services that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve operational efficiency and citizen's quality of life. It also leans towards meeting the economic, social, environmental, and cultural needs of dwellers. Technologies can add many benefits to smart city to facilitate communication and efficiently manage assets, resources, and services. However, technologies bring new security issues that need to be addressed to ensure data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This paper provides an overview of the smart city concept by highlighting its main applications and services, presenting some susceptible attacks that can touch the security of applications, and some good practices to ensure the smart city security.