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Cyber-Smart Strategies For Smart Buildings

June 13, 2019 / Mirel Sehic

Buildings are rapidly embracing digitization, and while the convergence of smart technologies and physical environments has greatly improved business operations and overall capabilities, this digitized method of operating has, in certain respects, led to increased potential vulnerabilities and attack vectors not previously encountered. For years, this challenge has brought about heightened focus and awareness around securing corporate and more traditional Information Technology (IT) systems—especially as more devices get introduced onto networks due to the proliferation of IoT technology. For example, California recently signed into law SB-327, a bill that will require manufacturers of devices that connect directly or indirectly to the Internet to equip the devices with “reasonable” security features to prevent unauthorized access, modification, or information disclosure.