Smart Buildings

Cyber Security Falls Through the Gap Between OT & IT Responsibility

Over recent decades, as buildings have developed greater connectivity, the starkly different worlds of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) have found themselves converging in the emerging smart buildings space. In this new landscape, OT teams find themselves victim to cyber threats that they have never had to deal with before, while IT teams struggle to get to grips with cyber security for physical systems. The result is a dangerously wide range of smart building cyber security vulnerabilities that no one is taking responsibility for. “This segmentation and segregation from the IT networks was historically seen as adequate protection from the majority of cyber security risks, with IT & security professionals adopting an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude to OT systems, with these systems rarely being subject to the same levels of monitoring or cyber hygiene as IT systems,” reads our new cyber security research. “Roll forward to today, with the built environment rapidly […]

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