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Cybersecurity Recap February 2020

February 28, 2020

Curated cybersecurity news

summary for facility management professional, building owners and IT professionals who are interested in building security and Facility IT.


Videos of New Deal Cybersecurity Summit at AHR Expo 2020 are now available.

Cybersecurity Summit NIST Cybersecurity Framework explained videos

This month at AHR Expo New Deal for Buildings has organized a Summit to advance BAS cybersecurity. The event gathered BAS leaders and facility practitioners to discuss and chart the way forward for the adoption of comprehensive cybersecurity policies, practices, and technologies in the BAS industry. Sponsors of this event were made up of the leading companies and organizations advocating for better cybersecurity in building automation systems. Learn More

NIST Cybersecurity
Framework and BAS (White Paper)

In this whitepaper, Anto Budiardjo and the Cybersecurity Summit panelists merge their voices to tell the story of how cybersecurity touches buildings, from identifying components, all the way to responding and recovering following an attack. Free download. Learn More.

Cimetrics Announce Secured by Cimetrics™ Early Access Program to Accelerate Holistic Building Cybersecurity

Secured by Cimetrics™ Early Access Program is launched at AHR Expo 2020 to accelerate the implementation of holistic, whole building cyber-secure building automation systems. Learn More

Open Cybersecurity Alliance unveils open source security language

On February 24, the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) announced the availability of OpenDXL Ontology, the first open source language for connecting cybersecurity tools through a common messaging framework. With open source code freely available to the security community, OpenDXL Ontology enables any tool to automatically gain the ability to communicate and interoperate with all other technologies using this language. By eliminating the need for custom integrations between individual products, this release marks a major milestone in the OCA’s mission to drive greater interoperability across the security industry. Read More

Assessment of Ransomware Event at U.S. Pipeline Operator

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported on 18 February 2020 on a ransomware incident impacting a natural gas compression facility at an unidentified U.S. pipeline operator. The ransomware event impacted both IT and ICS assets by causing loss of view and control impacts that caused the facility to implement controlled shutdown processes and resulted in a reported two days of downtime. Based on information shared with Dragos, as well as noted in public reporting, the CISA alert describes the same event reported by the U.S. Coast Guard in 2019. Read More

Top Seven Cybersecurity Trends in 2020

What are the top seven cybersecurity trends to be aware of in 2020? TÜV Rheinland  released its seventh annual report on Cybersecurity Trends for 2020.

Cybersecurity expert: All construction data 'is an asset and should be protected

A recent ransomware attack on Canadian contractor Bird Construction has once again highlighted the need for cybersecurity measures in the industry.

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know and Do to Avoid a Breach

“Despite these hefty financial costs, lessons are still not being learned. The lack of accountability and responsibility from big firms seems to be a recognizable trend.” Read More 

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