The Complex Challenge of Securing Smart Cities


IoT and smart cities technologies are impacting – and improving – the city operations at all levels. Powering performance by accelerating processes, agencies are growing increasingly reliant on IoT devices and the data they produce. However, these technologies expose cities to new security risks and managing these vulnerabilities of these emerging technologies is an ongoing challenge.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • What are some of the largest cyber risks for cities and other IoT adopters?
  • What are the pieces of a robust cyber security program? What are the best defense actions to protect from cyber-attacks?
  • What do Cyber-attacks look like now, what will they look like in the future?

Featuring Guest Speaker Larry O'Brien

Larry O’Brien is part of the cybersecurity and smart cities and infrastructure teams at ARC.  Larry has a 20-year background in process control, process safety, and field devices/field networks. 


larry obrienLarry joined ARC in 1993 and has an extensive background covering control systems, networks, sensors, and software for the industrial and critical infrastructure segments. In addition to over 20 years of market research experience, Larry has participated in many custom consulting engagements with end user and owner/operator clients in these industries, ranging from large scale supplier selection projects to controls strategy development, technology evaluation, custom surveys, and benchmarking.


For the past three years, Larry has been part of both the cybersecurity and smart city practices at ARC and has authored a number of research papers, market reports, and articles on ICS/SCADA cybersecurity and smart city technologies, applications, and best practices. Larry has also made numerous public speaking appearances as both a presenter and MC/moderator for these topics at events such as the ARC Industry Forum, ABB Customer World, Honeywell User Group Meeting, ICSJWG, and ICS Cybersecurity conferences.