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Interconnected Nature of The IoT Means Cyber Attacks Can Pose Risks Far Beyond The Initial Point Of Entry

“Cyber security is widely perceived as one of the most prominent threats facing society today,” begins our latest report Cyber Security in Smart Commercial Buildings 2017 to 2021. However, this is not necessarily because attackers are infiltrating society’s most important systems but because seemingly inconsequential elements can act as an entry point for a whole network of vital assets. Attackers seeking entry into corporate networks will often seek out the path of least resistance. The interconnected nature of the Internet of Things in Buildings (BIoT) means that cyber attacks can pose risk far beyond the initial point of entry. Potentially causing cumulative damages that could potentially permeate into new layers of the enterprise, building and facility portfolio, users, operators, and service providers. In November 2013, a breach of the point-of-sale (POS) system of US retail giant Target led to the acquisition of credit card and other personal information for nearly 110 million customers by the […]

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