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The cities of the future may be smart—but will they be cyber safe?

As urban centers continue to balloon in population, many become “smart cities” through a digital transformation intended to make their residents’ lives better, governance more effective and resource consumption more efficient—via the instrumentation of, well, just about everything in a city. Any metropolis’s street lights, traffic signals and cameras, electric and gas meters and sewers can all feed into this digital infrastructure. Citizens will also connect with the smart-city infrastructure to gain municipal services or pay bills.