PAS 185:2017 Smart Cities. Specification for establishing and implementing a security-minded approach

PAS 185:2017

Smart Cities. Specification for establishing and implementing a security-minded approach

Status : Current   Published : November 2017


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What is this PAS about?

The underlying premise of smart cities is that with more data and information, services and provision for citizens can be enhanced. At the same time, though, the increased use of and dependence on information technologies creates significant vulnerabilities and security issues. It means a new security minded approach needs to be developed. This PAS has been created to answer that need.

Who is this PAS for?

  • Decision-makers in smart cities from the public, private and third sectors
  • Smart city data officers
  • Anyone with an interest in utilizing data and information to effectively deliver smart city objectives

Why should you use this PAS?

If the smart city is to gain and maintain the trust of its citizens, it needs to respond to increasing citizen awareness and potential concerns about how their personal data is being used, and to put in place mechanisms that prevent the potential abuse of their trust.

This PAS therefore supplies a framework that enables the development of an overall security strategy for the handling, management and sharing of data and information. This framework can be used to inform and guide the development and delivery of smart city projects and the subsequent operation, delivery, evolution and disposal of assets and services.

  • It specifies requirements for establishing a framework for the security-minded management of a smart city, including its associated assets, data and information, and services.
  • It outlines methods for identifying security threats to a smart city, including those that might also affect the people who live, work in, trade from, or visit it. It also sets out parameters for mitigating other security challenges.
  • It covers the use of trustworthiness and security controls applicable to the smart city framework (SCF) (see PAS 181), the smart city concept model (SCCM) (see ISO 30182) and the data framework used for sharing data and information services (see PAS 183). 

The security-minded approach specified in this PAS covers all aspects of security relating to smart cities. It covers aspects of the environment of the smart city, including: scale, organizational complexity, complex service delivery and ownership of smart city infrastructure, response to incidents, events, changing risk levels and extent of autonomy

It covers technological aspects relating to the secure delivery of services, including: safety, authenticity, availability (including reliability), confidentiality, integrity, possession, resilience and utility. 

This framework can be used to create and cultivate an appropriate, risk-based safety and security mind-set and culture across the many organizations, services and individuals which use shared, disclosed and derived data, and includes the need to monitor and audit compliance.

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Standard NumberPAS 185:2017
TitleSmart Cities. Specification for establishing and implementing a security-minded approach
Publication Date30 November 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)PAS 183
Informative References(Provided for Information)PD 8101, PAS 181, BS ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 30182, PAS 184, BS ISO/IEC 29100, PD 8100, PAS 555, BS ISO 55002, BS 7858, PAS 180, PAS 754:2014, BS 10008:2014, PAS 1192-5:2015, BS ISO 55001:2014, BS ISO 55000:2014, PD ISO GUIDE 73:2009
Amended ByCorrigendum, May 2018
DescriptorsSpecification (approval), Town centres, Data, Urban areas, Cities, Security
ISBN978 0 539 00580 6
File Size8.176 MB

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