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Building Automation Giants Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

The pressure is growing on commercial buildings to become smarter. The continuing fight against climate change is driving stronger regulation on energy efficiency, demanding greener building systems governed by data from broad sensor networks. The gradual return to work after COVID lockdowns demand higher health and safety standards, which also drives buildings toward smart technology. As does the hybrid workplace, the flexible, analytics-driven, and seemingly inevitable future of the office. These factors, in addition to general productivity and cost-saving benefits, are making an increasing number of buildings smart, connected, and vulnerable to cyberattacks. “IoT holds the promise of transformation, but it is a double-edged sword. The same technologies that are enabling organizations to maximize the benefits of IoT are exponentially increasing the security threat to the network’s integrity and placing valuable information at risk,” says Vishal Gupta, Global CTO & CIO, SVP Connected Technology at Lexmark. “With high-profile breaches making headlines, corporate America has come to […]

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