Matthew Schwartz and Bashar Shehadeh
Cybersecurity is a topic that keeps senior executives up at night. Consumer data breaches and email hacking are constantly in the headlines. The truth is that any system connected to the internet is at risk — including a building automation system (BAS).
It is common for organizations to purchase (or create) a BAS, implement the solution, and then more or less forget about it, leaving the entire network and its controllers alone, sometimes for decades, until there is a failure. This mentality can create an environment where network security needs are not addressed. An intrusion into a BAS can lead to compromised building security and unplanned downtime of critical systems that can have rippling effects across a company’s (or a tenant’s) business processes. Full Article