Real Estate and Construction

The pandemic, market unpredictability and climate change agendas have further pressured building owners to improve operational efficiency and cost saving.

This continues to fuel reliance on technology.

Smart buildings can collect data from their IoT systems and use that data to adjust, for example, lighting, heating and water temperature, becoming more energy efficient and meeting more stringent regulations.

IoT systems are now viewed as strategically valuable to the future of smart buildings.

However, many of these connected systems increase the cyber attack surface area, opening avenues of attack to existing building management systems that are inherently vulnerable. Furthermore, once these systems are installed, continued management is often unclear, never falling distinctly between facilities, IT or OT function ownership.


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.


Opliciti creates appropriate, proportionate cyber security strategy aligned with industry accepted best practice.

Let us help you:

  • Assess and present cyber security as a business risk to drive board ownership and risk appetite.

  • Create business-integrated or aligned cyber security strategy across IT and OT environments to enable safety, resilience and create and protect value.

  • Align with industry accepted best practice, ISO27001, NIST, NIS CAF, IEC62443 etc, identifying prioritised risk and aligning appropriate proportionate controls that are suitably governed.

  • Manage security operations using artificial intelligence and machine learning with automated response to stop cyber threats efficiently and effectively.