Smart Buildings at High Risk for Cyber Attacks: Study

As smart buildings and building automation systems become more sophisticated, cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important for facility managers to understand. That’s because it’s not just something they can push off on IT anymore. Cybersecurity is becoming more and  more part of their purview. Educating themselves about the risk of cyber attacks and learning how to deploy resources to prevent them must be a high priority these days.

That’s especially true in light of new research by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which reports that in the first half of 2019, 37.8 percent of computers used to control smart building automation systems were affected by “malicious cyber attacks.” The study looked at more than 40,000 buildings worldwide that use Kaspersky’s cybersecurity products.

Read more at FacilitiesNet

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