With the Internet of Things, Smart Buildings Pose Big Risk
In an Internet of Things world, smart buildings with Web-enabled technologies for managing heat, lighting, ventilation, elevators and other systems pose a more immediate security risk for enterprises than consumer technologies.
The increasing focus on making buildings more energy efficient, secure and responsive to changing conditions is resulting in a plethora of Web-enabled technologies. Building management systems are not only more tightly integrated with each other, they are also integrated with systems outside the building, like the smart grid.
The threat that such systems pose is twofold, analysts said. Many of the Web-enabled intelligent devices embedded in modern buildings have little security built into them, making them vulnerable to attacks that could disrupt building operations and create safety risks.
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