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Cybersecurity Recap February 2021

Cybersecurity Recap February 2021

February 22, 2021

Curated cybersecurity news

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


What is new in February, 2021 in Cybersecurity?

Establish Cyber Resilience to Protect Your Smart Buildings from Threats webinar

BACnet/SC: A Game Changer for the Building Automation Industry - 
Free Webinar Organized by Siemens with guest speakers from Cimetrics James Butler and James Lee. 

Cybersecurity is a moving target. What is safe and secure today may not be tomorrow. This is especially true for building technologies. Today’s building market trends, such IoT, cloud connection and IT/OT network convergence, put the need for cybersecurity front and center. No longer just the concern of IT professionals, cyber threats can impact anyone in the building automation industry. The question how cybersecurity can be best addressed is critical. For those who own, operate or design smart buildings, a new technology is being created and standardized. In our free webinar, experts will explain BACnet/SC from a technical aspect and tell you why it is a game changer for the building automation industry! WATCH RECORDED WEBINAR HERE (you need to register in order to view it)

Connected build technology has become increasingly beneficial to commercial real estate owners, as they can control lights, thermostats, security camera systems, locks and more over the Internet. These solutions became even more critical to CRE owners during the COVID-19 pandemic because they could serve tenants without having to meet in person. Unfortunately as connected building technology and IoT (Internet of Things) have become more commonplace, hackers have become more enticed to break into these systems and cause havoc, Bisnow reportsLearn More

10 COVID-19-related lessons for future-ready cybersecurity

The road to future-ready cybersecurity - Let’s explore 10 lessons from fighting COVID-19 that, if applied with vigilance, could improve cybersecurity across the workforce. Learn More

Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants

 hacker’s botched attempt to poison the water supply of a small Florida city is raising alarms about just how vulnerable the nation’s water systems may be to attacks by more sophisticated intruders. Treatment plants are typically cash-strapped, and lack the cybersecurity depth of the power grid and nuclear plants. Learn More

Investor data breach 'fatigue' reduces Wall Street punishment for cybersecurity failures

Wall Street's acceptance of data breaches and investor "fatigue" has numbed the reaction of traders following a cybersecurity incident, new research suggests. Read More

US Coast Guard orders maritime facilities to report SolarWinds breaches

"It is critical that the Coast Guard understands the potential risks of this APT actor on marine transportation system networks and supply chain connections," the USCG said.

"Reporting malicious cyber activity enhances maritime domain awareness and allows us all to be better postured to prevent and respond to cyber incidents that could disrupt commerce or jeopardize national security." Read More

The Weakest Link in Your Security Posture: Misconfigured SaaS Settings

In the era of hacking and malicious actors, a company's cloud security posture is a concern that preoccupies most, if not all, organizations.

Yet even more than that, it is the SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) that is critical to today's company security. Recently Malwarebytes released a statement on how they were targeted by Nation-State Actors implicated in SolarWinds breach. Their investigation suggested abuse of privileged access to Microsoft Office 365 and Azure environments. Read More

Everything in your home will be connected (what could possibly go wrong?)

Your next home will be connected in creepy ways. It will take a while, but eventually every machine and device in your house will talk to everything else, and Consumer Electronic Show (CES)-born inspiration will be at their roots. From e-toothbrushes to connected e-toilets that can detect a health issue (Really!), the items in your home will be controlled via the internet and will be everywhere. But what does that mean for security? Read More

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