Strong cybersecurity in the Smart City

New technologies also bring along new risks. The digitalisation and networking of critical infrastructure and municipal institutions make them vulnerable to hacker attacks and malfunctions with potential consequences for citizens. The growing importance of data as a raw material has led to new threats, such as data theft from companies and households. Digital communication with and between authorities also poses a challenge to the encryption standard.

We want cybersecurity to be given the same priority as physical security. Specifically, this means that communication, data storage and network backup have to meet the highest security standards based on state-of-the-art technology. In addition, we want to exploit and promote Darmstadt’s potential to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions.

What is the use of

  • Protection from cyber attacks and hackers
  • Faster detection and reliable defense against cyberattacks
  • Securing confidentiality and authenticity

Who benefits from it

  • Citizens
  • City business enterprise

What is the schedule


Who is responsible

Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt

Antonio Jorba

Field of action