April 05, 2019
Curated bi-weekly news summary for facility management professional, building owners and IT professionals who are interested in building security and Facility IT.
Significant coverage of cybersecurity in BAS, a must-read for anyone involved with building systems. Includes security articles from our CEO James Lee and our CTO James Butler, Fred Gordy, Marc Petock, Kevin T. Smith, Therese Sullivan, Pook-Ping Yao, and Anto Budiardjo.
In this article, Cimetrics CEO Jim Lee outlines our Secured by Cimetrics initiative to help the BAS industry gain a stronger cybersecurity posture.
Our CTO of Cimetrics Jim Butler gave an interview to Automated Building.com whose April theme is Holistic Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity solutions cannot be a self-serving or an isolated approach they need to be part of a Holistic solution. And one of the parts is BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) - a popular alternative to BACnet/IP in the future. Here he explains the basics of BACnet/SC. Also, you can learn more details on BACnet/SC in this video presentation link to which you can find in this article.
Anto Budiardjo, the editor of New Deal Blog and Ken Sinclair, the editor of
AutomatedBuildings.com discuss the April Issue and the fact that "Our collective success is based on our weakest link. Our industry is inherently collaborative. We seldom work alone on a project, and partnering is our modus operandi."
The concept of Facility IT mandates that information flows securely and easily between all elements of BAS, FM and IT. The New Deal blog editor discusses that for the past three decades, the BAS industry has been steadily marching toward convergence with IT. One challenge many BAS companies have faced is how to maintain and grow their business in the midst of this process. Many, myself included, have opined that such convergence would lead to significant BAS advancements such as making buildings more efficient. Knowing BAS is a key component to improving occupant comfort, the inevitable convergence with IT is something building owners should see as a way to improve the performance and value of their core business.
Every year the Information Security Forum (ISF) — a nonprofit organization dedicated to the research and analysis of security risks — releases a report called Threat Horizon that outlines the most pressing security threats. The 2019 report contains security risks that illustrate the importance, if not urgency, of updating cybersecurity measures fit for 4IR technologies.
IoT and digital transformation efforts will leave more businesses vulnerable to cyberattack, according to Information Security Forum. The report highlights three top threat categories that businesses can expect to face in their day-to-day operations over the next two years, as a direct result of digital transformation efforts and technology developments.
Cybersecurity is always a pressing issue for the companies. Today irrespective of the sector data is the life and blood of all the industries. A huge amount of data are being stored and their security is always a prime concern for the companies. This article outlines top 5 security myths that certainly needs to be left behind for the year 2018.
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