Bi-Weekly CyberSecurity Recap

by Svetlana Lyons February 22, 2019

Bi-Weekly CyberSecurity Recap

Curated bi-weekly news summary for facility management professional, building owners and IT professionals who are interested in building security and Facility IT.

How to Secure Your Building and Property

Physical Security addresses actions you can take to protect buildings, property, and assets against intruders. When designing a physical security program, the three levels you need to protect are your outer perimeter, your inner perimeter, and your interior. If you can implement two or three forms of security at each level, then you will more than likely have an effective physical security system.

Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret

In early February, Google announced that Assistant would work with its home security and alarm system, Nest Secure. The problem: Users didn't know a microphone existed on their Nest security devices to begin with.

What’s in store in 2019: Global Cybersecurity

Each year brings new cybersecurity risks, and 2019 will be no exception. Expect privacy regulations to start to bite worldwide and more exploits targeting public clouds, while the proliferation of IoT devices will create a bigger attack surface for many organizations. But it’s not all bad news: a bigger emphasis on cloud security, increased collaboration to share threat intelligence, and AI will help organizations fight back.

Health systems have identified cybersecurity, data interoperability, and telehealth as top priorities in 2019l

Health systems are looking to shore up their business models in 2019 in the rapidly transforming healthcare industry, and a newly published survey reveals they've identified cybersecurity, data interoperability, and telehealth as their top priorities for next year, per the Center for Connected Medicine.

Building Controls Cybersecurity — How to Eat the Elephant

While more than 80% of all building automation systems are connected to the Internet, more than 3/4 of real estate organizations don’t have any type of building cybersecurity plan. 

This article also lists three main reasons for the slow pace of change in building cybersecurity.

CABA research project “Intelligent Buildings and Cybersecurity”

The CABA Board of Directors and the CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council (IIBC) have selected the next CABA Landmark Research Study to be “Intelligent Buildings and Cybersecurity”.  What steps has your organization taken to ensure that your company is safe from cybersecurity attacks?

This Intelligent Buildings and Cybersecurity study will examine the state of the cybersecurity and intelligent buildings industry, how to prevent cybersecurity attacks, how to deal with and manage cybersecurity attacks, the future direction of cybersecurity in intelligent buildings and specific recommendations going forward.  Some of the topics that will be covered include: cybersecurity trends, evaluation of cybersecurity risks and solutions, inhibitors to industry growth, risk benefit analysis, how cybersecurity impacts the adoption of connected devices and services, business case analysis for cybersecurity and specific recommendations to the industry.  

4 Strategies To Prevent Cybersecurity Attacks

Facility managers might not be able to turn a smart building or BAS into a Fort Knox of cybersecurity, but that doesn’t mean admitting defeat. This article outlines some strategies to keep in mind.




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