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Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program

Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program

According to a report from Tractica in 2015, the interest in utilizing drones for commercial applications will drive commercial-grade UAV shipments from 80,000 units in 2015 to more than 2.6 million annually by 2025. The market intelligence firm forecasts that annual revenue from commercial drone hardware sales will reach nearly $4 billion within the same timeframe. However, the more significant revenue opportunity will be in commercial drone-enabled services, which Tractica forecasts will grow to $8.7 billion annually by 2025.
Drones are expected to play a key role in the smart city environment, providing support for a range of use cases: medical, transport and agriculture. These civil implementations can also be used for emergency management use cases such as critical infrastructure protection and inspection, forest fire fighting, police augmentation, coastal monitoring, and identifying changes in urban vegetation. Drones will also be used to support telecommunication services in the handling of capacity surges and the restoration of services following a disaster.
The implementation of drones in the smart city will involve multiple drone platforms that operate simultaneously to run missions. These drone systems must be safely deployed and operated, and protected against compromise. They also need to be highly available and ready to be called upon when required for a mission.
The main drone system challenges are: • The need for drone manufacturers to improve security by integrating methodical security practices into their development and manufacturing efforts. • Identifying and addressing the multiple points of integration within a city-wide drone system that can be used as attack vectors, including cloud-based software service. • Establishing stabilized and standardized regulations to recognize possible measures to deal with rogue drones, evidence collection options, no fly zones, etc. • The use of new, as yet unproven, algorithms to support automated operations and cooperation between drones. • The fact that drones will eventually be authorized for widespread Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS), operations and security engineers are expected to plan now to protect against future threats of integrating drone systems into national airspace.

Many indicators still show vendors consider security as an added cost and prefer to offer more features over protection. It is the responsibility of vendors to establish a safe and secure environment for drones’ operational quality and stability, if urbanized environments are to adopt them and benefit from their potential. It is also important for governments to implement regulations to enforce safe security standards and disallow the implementation of weak cyber security measures in live environments………………………………..

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Authors

Brian Russell Chief Engineer, Leidos
Mohamad Amin Hasbini Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab
Martin Tom-Petersen Client director and partner, Smart City Catalyst

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Sabri Khemissa

Drew Van Duren

Brian Daly

Paul Lanois

David Jordan

Jonathan Petit

Sandeep Singh

Alan Seow

Vish Rao

Raghavender Duddilla

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SECTECH security conference

Under the theme “Internet of Things (IoT) and Security – From Smart Home to Smart Cities,” Sectech’s Second Mini Conference, November 17, looks at where we are today and how developments look in the coming years. And how does security technology fit into the Internet of Things and in the smart projects?
Smart City Catalysts Martin Tom-Petersen gave insight into IoT in Smart Cities and how the security industry has new opportunities for security and security in the urban area. But while cities all over the world try to create the greatest level of security and security for their citizens, few have seen the possibility of creating this security and security with the help of IoT.

 

By 2020, the Internet of Things market in smart buildings will have a value of 181 billion dollars. Technology solutions for physical security and fire safety will be one of the biggest segments in 2020 when it comes to system types for IoT, says James McHale, market analyst at Memoori Research Institute. At the seminar he will tell about the IOT market: How big it is and what opportunities are there for suppliers to smart buildings. What drives the development and how is security implemented in the IoT projects in the intelligent buildings? The lecture will be held in English. Speaking: James McHale, Market Analyst, Memoori. 9.30 ONVIF ensures the effective integration Swedish integration expert Per Björkdahl tells how the organization ONVIF works to provide the market with effective communication interfaces especially for network video, but also for access control. The requirements for effective integration are also the ability to connect devices directly to the Internet, where security and information integrity have been of great importance. Speaking: Per Björkdahl. 10.00 Security in Smart Cities You know your child is walking on the street. You know when the home trip has started and when it is estimated to end and who else went in the same direction. And you know if your child is in need. The Internet of Things (IoT) in Smart Cities has unmatched possibilities for creating security and security in the cityscape. But while cities all over the world try to create the greatest degree of security and security for their citizens, few have seen the possibility of creating this security and security with the help of IoT – although the solutions are typically affordable, cost effective and easy to implement – and even though they have a wide range of uses. Speaker: Martin Tom-Petersen, Client Director & Partner, Smart City Catalyst. 10.30 Truly Smart Cities must be Safe, Secure and Resilient

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Autonomous vehicles(AV’s) Smart City Catalyst

Smart self driving vehicles finally or?

 

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volvo-ottoAutonomous vehicles(AV’s) is going to happen and I am truly excited about the next couple of years. Car-ownership itself is currently undergoing a evolution in some parts of the world going from buying to renting or leasing your car. Yesterday UBER tested an truck that delivered beer in Colorado I read this in an article from Reuters. Great news and my boyish mind led to think this is really going to happen anytime now. Remembering cartoons and magazine with robot drivers and the old series Knight Rider from the 80’s with a smart self driving car with an AI called Kitt and evil nemesis Caar from my youth. Combining this with the latest advancement in artificial intelligence and machine learning. We might all meet Kitt on the streets soon.

So what are the biggest concerns and government showstoppers here:

Technology?

Safety

Market interest or risk?

Legislation?

Technology is still in its maturing phase however the next quantum leap might be around the corner. Introducing the automotive industry to something like the IBM Neurosynaptic chip could be an answer. This is not meant as an endorsement of IBM but when “old blue” creates something like this it is groundbreaking.

 

Safety is always a concern and a product like this should under go intense trials before a product is literally on the streets. IT-security is a hot topic here e.g. manufactures will need to path continuously but has to guarantee that an update does not comprise overall safety of the vehicle. Car manufactures are being transitioned towards mastering software and hardware which even the natural vendors have challenges with. So this is definitely a factor that could delay the wide introduction to the market.

Legislation could easily be amended or be created if the political focus is get behind this. So why are we not currently doing this upfront? Why is there not a willingness to act swiftly and create the needed legal dots? Moving everyone towards the testing phase rapidly as the AV’s need more time on the roads to improve.

This lead to the further research into financial interest and risks where the biggest pro’s and cons are. There is no doubt that introducing these AV’s will create massive savings and create a logistical efficiency we have yet to experience. They represent massive savings for logistics and its value chain, public transport and huge increase into road safety. Traffic congestion are predicted to be almost eliminated creating a massive societel and environmental benefit.

So what are we missing? What happens to the people that the technology replaces and can manufactures or service provider like Uber include this in the business plan when going to a hearing on why the legislation should be created now and a plan for wide adaptation in the general population.

As a prominent mayor once said in a discussion to me on technology and the impact. ” Ensuring that my citizens are employed, that is the number 1 concern I have. “

So there must be a full description of the expected impact and which industry dependencies there are. In one hand the benefits of the products and in the other a structured plan to ensure re-educating and transitioning them to peripheral jobs to mitigate risk. Addressing a topic that will surface eventually.

They can’t all work at e.g. Volvo maintaining “Otto” the truck, so what happens to the rest?

So I think there is a clear gab that main stakeholders are missing out on- I can not find any publicly known business case that describe what happens to average Joe as a taxi-, chauffeur-, buss- or a truck driver even the delivery man. Car re-sellers and auto-shops etc.. a lot of jobs are influenced by this next step and if its not address accordingly and upfront in structured plan it will have some drastic consequences.

I still REALLY want my version of Kitt to pick me up everyday this is just a reminder to everyone including myself not get too caught in the impressive technology babel look beyond as evolution has a price.

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Uber Hackathon on the City of Copenhagen May 2016

Martin Tom-Petersen from Smart City Catalyst acted as part of the jury panel at this 36 hours event.

The overall details and the goal for the UBER Hackathon  was to bring eager entrepreneurs, engineers, software developers, designers, tech enthusiasts and urban planners together for two days and challenges them to create a cool app to improve their city.

Uber was looking for people who are motivated to solve real problems, passionate about their city and capable of developing great ideas and fine products. The idea is to come up with an app that will make Copenhagen a smarter city. The rest is up to you to be creative.

 

 

Uber inviterede til Hackathon

Uber hackathon i København

 When Uber invited to Hackathon, Martin Tom-Petersen participated from Smart City Catalyst, as part of the jury panel in this 36-hour Hack.

UBER Hackathon brings eager entrepreneurs, engineers, software developers, designers, tech enthusiasts and urban planners together for two days and challenges them to create a cool app to improve their city. We are looking for people who are motivated to solve real problems, passionate about their city and capable of developing great ideas and fine products.

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Cities around the world are facing urgent privacy and cyber-physical security threats that will change how they are working with Smart and sustainable solutions. Meanwhile, cities in the EU are confronted with new regulations that will force the processes and systems that control data at a city level to be changed and redesigned. In this report, Smart City Catalyst addresses the lacking knowledge of how cities are currently approaching these realities and provides basic guidelines and recommendations for city actors interested in improving cyber-physical security and upholding the privacy of citizens.

New report on “Privacy & cyber-physical security in EU cities 2016”

Cities around the world are facing urgent privacy and cyber-physical security threats that will change how they are working with Smart and sustainable solutions. Meanwhile, cities in the EU are confronted with new regulations that will force the processes and systems that control data at a city level to be changed and redesigned. In our report, Smart City Catalyst addresses the lacking knowledge of how cities are currently approaching these realities and provides basic guidelines and recommendations for city actors interested in improving cyber-physical security and upholding the privacy of citizens.

 

 

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What is a smart city?

“Smart Cities projects and enablers”

This background report has been developed to provide an overview of the developments of Smart City projects and some background on what is going on in the world with regards to Smart city development.

 

What is a Smart City?

Even though there is there is no final definition of what a Smart City is, the collective consensus is that Smart Cities are cities that use digital technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT) to enhance quality and performance of urban services, to reduce costs and resource consumption and to engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. It is ultimately the influence from citizens that play the most central role in the city’s development, no matter how intelligent the infrastructure and city systems are.

 

What is the difference between a Smart City and a sustainable city (or a CO2 neutral city)?

The short answer is not much, apart from that many of the Smart City initiatives include a greater focus on the use of sensor networks (Internet of Things), Big Data analytics and other digital services to achieve the same objectives of sustainable economic growth, lower environmental impact and better quality of life for citizens.

 

What is happening in the European Union with regards to Smart Cities?

In the EU there are a number of initiatives to promote the development of Smart Cities. Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 for research and innovation, € 500 million has been allocated over for the period 2014-2016, to support initiatives in energy, transport, ICT, and the European Innovation Partnership on smart cities and communities. The first round of so-called lighthouse projects has been awarded to three consortiums, including Stavanger and Stockholm

 

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