Currently, smart city platforms are mainly centralized IoT/Cloud infrastructures, which introduces several limitations as these infrastructures tend to be:
- Inefficient in handling actuation and control over sensors and physical devices;
- Prone to â€œcomplete failuresâ€ since they dispose with centralized control by a limited number of administrative entities;
- Inflexible in the incorporation of innovative applications and new business models.
Indeed, in modern smart city applications there is an emerging need of end-to-end security, as many data sources may contain sensitive information that raises issues on privacy and data protection. Smart cities seriously need to consider becoming protected from attackers across all layers, from IoT devices and applications, to cloud computing, platforms and much more.
Check out the IoT innovations brought up by M-Sec and get involved
M-Sec originates in response of these prevailing issues by researching and deploying multi-layered security technologies that will ensure hyper connected smart cities and empower the IoT stakeholders. Particularly, M-Sec will facilitate diverse areas of smart city life, from improving the wellbeing of growing elderly populations, to monitoring rubbish collection, and creating playable city â€˜gamesâ€™.
Six use cases will be studied and implemented throughout the project in Santander, Spain and Fujisawa, Japan, resulting in secure and innovative smart city applications. The project will involve different stakeholders across the whole value chain: smart cities (IoT infrastructure providers), service providers and integrators, as well as end users (consumers, individuals, tourists…). You can be one of them!
If you would like to collaborate and/or participate in the use case trials, get in direct contact with each use case representative:
What has been achieved so far?
The use cases will be validated through 9 pilots (4 in Santander, 3 in Fujisawa, and 2 in both locations – cross-border pilots).
Find out more about the latest developments by clicking in each pilot.
|Use Case 1: Reliable IoT devices with multi-layered security for a smart city
|Use Case 2: Home Monitoring & Wellbeing Tele-assistance for active and independent ageing people
|Use case 3: Secure and Trustworthy Urban Environment Monitoring with Automotive, Participatory, and Virtual Sensing Techniques
|Use case 4: Secure and Trustworthy Hyper-connected Citizen Care
|Use Case 5: A marketplace of IoT services for effective decision making
|Fujisawa & Santander
|Use Case 6: Citizens as sensor
|Santander & Fujisawa
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