Cyber Attack

Smart Cities

Building Automation Giants Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game

July 5th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Bringing Small Buildings into the Smart Buildings Market

June 29th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Smart Building Protocols Strive for Greater Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a massive issue for smart buildings. Cybercriminals are relentless but we must accept them as a reality of connectivity. What we shouldn’t accept is that the IoT sector helps them by churning out insecure products that are picked up by unsuspecting owners and operators who may have limited IT and cybersecurity knowledge. Facilities […]

Security

A Future of Smart Building Cyberattacks in the Pipeline?

On May 7th 2021, the Colonial Pipeline Company announced it was the victim of ransomware cyberattacks that forced it to disable the largest petroleum pipeline in the US. The Colonial Pipeline carries 2.5 million barrels a day of gasoline, diesel, heating oil, and jet fuel on an almost  9,000 km route from Houston, Texas, to […]

Smart Buildings

Does Technology Make Buildings More or Less Resilient?

Resilience is the ability to overcome future challenges, both the expected and the unexpected. The term has been used increasingly in the buildings industry in recent years, alongside other terms such as sustainability and continuity. However, while sustainability and continuity are focused on survival, the true goal of resilience is to thrive despite challenges. Resilience […]

Security

The Critical Factors That Will Deliver Physical Security Growth to 2025

In this article we discuss the 6 most important factors that will shape the future of the Physical Security industry through the next 5 years, which will require fundamental changes to business strategies. 1. The gap between the major suppliers of Video Surveillance equipment and the many hundreds of smaller suppliers gets wider every year […]

Smart Cities

Verkada Hack “Exposes How Broadly We’re Being Surveilled & How Little is Put into Securing IoT”

A damning IoT security breach occurred this week as a hacker group gained access to video surveillance feeds, as well as company and customer data, of Silicon Valley security startup Verkada. The hackers gained access to over 150,000 cameras, including those in Tesla factories and warehouses, Cloudflare offices, Equinox gyms, hospitals, jails, schools, police stations, […]

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