Focus: Security and Technology

Can smart buildings really be secure?

March 14, 2019

Facility managers must be ready for new Building Internet of Things (B-IoT) technologies, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

They must their use cases, how they will affect facility operations, the associated cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks associated with implementing these technologies, and how to protect their facilities and tenants from these cyber risks. Smart buildings, enabled by B-IoT devices, are creating radical shifts in the way that buildings are designed, implemented, operated, and managed.

B-IoT-based, data-driven building system design, decision-making, procedure automation, and system control will be the main focus of smart building technologies within the next decade. The intention of smart infrastructure is to help improve the overall security and safety, resilience, usability, and efficiency of infrastructure assets, while reducing the amount of human capital and intervention required to achieve the results.

But vulnerabilities in information systems can come in many different forms and at different levels, including device level, system level, network level, application level, and operation and management level.

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