IoT-connected smart buildings face serious security risks. Vulnerabilities let hackers do things like:
• Shut down cooling systems to overheat servers
• Shut off security systems or gas sensors
• Stop elevators and turn off lighting systems
• Gain access to the IT network and corporate data
Protecting the smart building is difficult because these security risks span multiple levels: the BAS itself, the cloud connection, and the remote management interface. What’s more, smart buildings are often part of a real estate portfolio, so any security solution must be able to scale across all locations.
According to Ron Victor, founder and CEO of IoTium, there are seven keys to overcoming these security challenges.