Smart buildings are attractive targets
Cyber-attack against both OT and the IoT is on the rise. Smart buildings use IoT which are typically not as well protected. IoT vulnerability can be exploited by attackers who can then pivot to other connected systems.
Cyber-attacks can stop operations
Cyberattacks can threaten safety, comfort, reputation and financial loss. Understanding risk and impact is key to prioritizing security investment and effort. Managing risk requires ownership and agreed strategy.
Attacks cause financial and reputation damage
It’s important to create a strategy underpinned with industry best practice that balances productivity with security and resilience across IT, OT and IoT devices for corporate and the supply chain.
Increasing regulation requires compliance
Facility managers are motivated to keep the building running; IT teams lack OT and IoT skills. It is important to create clear security ownership and direction that also meets with safety and data protection regulation.