Cyber Physical Systems

Security

“Cybersecurity is a Shared Responsibility. We are All in this Together”

September 2nd, 2021
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Smart Cities

Smart Buildings Offer a Scalable Foundation for Creating the Smart City

November 25th, 2019
Smart Buildings

The Living, Breathing, Thinking, Learning – Human Smart Building

The analogies between smart buildings and the human body persist reliably in industry media and analysis. While they are, in essence, nothing more than novel comparisons, they serve to help us understand the digital evolution of buildings in the cyber-physical age. By extending these analogies and recognizing their limits we can wrap our minds around […]

Smart Buildings

Smarter Workplace Expectations Drive Future Proof Building Strategies

“The way people interact with their built environment is going through a period of fundamental change. The conventional use of space and the purpose and utility of buildings is being challenged. As more workers look to telecommute, relocate, and work, live, and play together, the lines between traditional classifications of building types such as “office”, […]

Security

The Worlds of Physical & Cyber Building Security are No Longer Separate

“Buildings control systems are increasingly being deployed along with embedded communications technology to provide critical services that allow a building to meet the functional and operational needs of building occupants,” states our report Cyber Security in Smart Commercial Buildings. “Smart buildings promise significant benefits to owners and operators in terms of efficiency, safety, comfort and […]

Security

Cyber Attacks Could “Shut Down a Building with One Click” Research Shows

As the global smart building movement marches on at increasing pace, it is sometimes easy to forget that many, building management systems hold potential vulnerabilities. The results of a one-year research project have revealed more than 100 flaws in building management and access control systems of the some popular vendors investigated. In response, US Homeland […]

Smart Cities

The Future of Digital Technology in Cities, According to the Urban Land Institute

“The adoption of digital technologies will change the face of cities as surely as any previous technology, whether the railway, the car or the skyscraper,” states a recent report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI). “However, rather than one huge ‘meteor strike’ impact, digital will create many individual heterogeneous changes, clustered into trends that, collectively, […]

Smart Cities

IT Accelerates its Colonization of OT As Resistance Diminishes

The Internet of Things (IoT) is forcing the worlds of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) together as new environments like smart buildings link their OT systems to the information super-highway. The convergence of OT and IT is not a smooth one, however, issues surrounding business structure, skills shortages, data silos, cyber security and […]

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