New White Paper Urges FMs to be Smarter About Smart Buildings

02/22/2017 |

A white paper published by Johnson Controls provides FM solutions for cyber defense

Building security typically refers to the locks, surveillance and entryways inside a facility. What has become more of a risk than ever is not the physical components, but the non-physical ones in cybercrime.

“It is no longer enough for a building to be smart – it must now be cybersmart,” says a new whitepaper published jointly by Johnson Controls and Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consulting and engineering firm.

The white paper, Cybersmart Buildings: Securing Your Investments In Connectivity And Automation, gives facility managers a line by line guide on how to protect their automation systems in the age of ever-developing smart building technologies.

Proper use of building automation systems can greatly reduce energy consumption, lower operating costs and create countless other data-driven solutions—but security should be at the forefront of any smart building operation.

“Research clearly demonstrates that cybersecurity is a critical need at a critical hour for buildings around the world,” says Bill Jackson, president, Johnson Controls Global Products. “As building technology and data converge, we must be increasingly vigilant.”

 “Securing smart buildings and building systems more generally, is a shared responsibility requiring focus and commitment from the manufacturer, integrator, and customer,” says Jason Rosselot, director of Johnson Controls’ global product security. “Just as two industry leading companies were able to collaborate to create this whitepaper, so too can smart building stakeholders partner to follow these recommendations and create cybersmart buildings.”

The whitepaper is available for download here.

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