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June 2022 Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter

June 30, 2022

SbC Firewall/Router

Secured by Cimetrics™ (SbC) is a framework designed to secure all BACnet devices. Devices conforming to the newly released BACnet/SC protocol use an inherently secure TLS-based data link; BACnet/IP and MS/TP devices, however, do not have secure data links. To facilitate bringing these devices into the secure SbC framework, SbC includes the concept of Firewall/Routers that provides an intelligent and configurable barrier which reduces the risks from unsecured devices.

Read the full White Paper on Firewall/Router here.

Read the full White Paper on Local Network/Security Manager here.

Read the SbC Primer here. 

Analytika Users Forum

Registration now open for the next Forum!
Thursday, July 21, 2022 11am – noon ET

Our session topic is:

Utilizing Building Analytics & Monitoring-based Commissioning (MBCx) for ISO500001 Energy Management. Join Cimetrics Senior Analyst Julianne Rhoads at this AEE webinar as she provides an overview of the ISO 50001 requirements, and then examine the relationship between MBCx and ISO 50001, including the benefits of early MBCx implementation, questions to ask when evaluating MBCx and AFDD options, and best practices to not only meet the goals of ISO 50001 certification, but also minimize commissioning time for contractors and change facility culture to encourage thoughtful prioritization and constant improvement.

Learn more, register, check out previous event recaps, and get notified of future events

Conference & Event News
PlugFest Interoperability Event

October 4 - 6, 2022

University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab in Durham, NH

Come test your BACnet products with BACnet devices from other vendors in a neutral and friendly environment and have the opportunity to improve your BACnet implementation and testing methods!

Register by Sunday, July 31st to take advantage of the early bird discount rate for PlugFest. After this date the registration fee will go up by $50.00 (USD), so register today! Learn more

Product Spotlight: Analytika Service

Analytika is the most comprehensive, powerful, secure and effective facility analytics solution on the market. Analytika makes analytics easy. The Analytika platform is the culmination of Cimetrics’ 30+ years of innovation and industry leadership.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Analytika can help your business, please contact us for a conversation and demo.
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Cybersecurity June News
RSA 2022: NIST Releases Draft Zero-Trust Architecture Guide, New York names first chief cyber officer, SEC Proposes New Cybersecurity Rules for Public Companies and more.
Monday Live - Uncovering the New Normal in Smart Building 
Mondays at 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

Check out past shows for a live weekly open conversation with industry leaders to help us get through the pandemic and prepare for a new normal in commercial buildings post-COVID.

June was all about the impact of ESG (Environmental, social, and governance) on smart buildings:

  • wrap up and review the recent Realcomm/IBcon in Orlando with a focus on ESG.

Watch all the latest talk, or register here for next Monday Live! #MondayLive

Cybersecurity in the HVAC&R Industry:
Breaking Down the Risks

Methods for intrusion have really become more complicated and more complex, and so the solutions have become more complex to deal with them,” says David Branson, P.E., BCxP, Fellow/Life Member ASHRAE. Join Branson, Anto Budiardjo and Michael Galler, Member ASHRAE, as they examine various aspects of cybersecurity within HVAC&R, including hazards and the origins of threats. They also discuss areas to be cognizant of to prevent breaches and share some of the solutions that the IT industry has successfully implemented which could also serve HVAC markets, including the importance of managing networks. Learn more here

Cimetrics is in beautiful Toronto participating in #myashrae #ashrae

Our CEO James Lee presented at one of the sessions: The Importance of Fully Adopting IT Industry Technologies and Best Practices. Learn more here.

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