5G City released a new blog post on “Smart cities applications’ security and trust throughout edge computing virtualization: the 5GCity approach”.
Security and trust are essential in smart cities environments because of the importance of the data they process and for their distributed architecture. In fact, citizen’s data coming from cameras, smart devices, mobility services, etc. need to be protected from data leakages, attacks and retaliations. Moreover, in 5G environments where edge devices are scattered throughout the city and eventually connected through wireless technologies, the risk of man-in-the-middle and denial of service attacks is significant. To make things worse, edge devices are often placed in positions difficult to secure, and it might be relatively easy for an attacker to modify, replace or tamper them.
As a result, smart cities infrastructure security and trustworthiness are key challenges to be solved to fully implement the concept of city of the future.
To respond to these challenges, 5GCity includes a virtualization-based security and trust infrastructure for Arm edge devices. It can be used by smart city applications developers to enhance security, authenticate devices and secure citizens’ data. This infrastructure includes VNFs, NFVI and VIM extensions, leveraging the root of trust capabilities of the hardware and providing security and trust features at the lower level of the software architecture.
Read the full post here.