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Only With A Coordinated Effort Will We Be Able To Manage The Cyber Security Threat To Smart Buildings

If the Three Little Pigs lived in a smart building, the big bad wolf would no doubt use cyber attacks. Rampant connectivity not only creates an indefensible number of entry points for attackers but can also provide access across building systems, meaning one small blow could bring the house down. The relative ease of mounting an attack means that smart buildings without adequate cyber security might as well be made of sticks and straw. Through cyber attack, assailants could tamper with HVAC systems, disable lighting or even unlock doors, creating very real safety and security risks. Cyber attacks are also easier than ever to launch. Powerful hacking software is available freely to anyone with the skills and will to use it. Even without the skills, malevolent individuals can simply hire mercenary hackers for relatively affordable prices. An environment has been created in which anyone who wants to cause harm to a person or organization can […]

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