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CYBERSECURITY IN SMART BUILDINGS - INACTION IS NOT AN OPTION ANYMORE

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When it comes to building automation and management systems, while they were once separate, they are now firmly integrated within a company’s network infrastructure and should not be treated differently when it comes to cyber security and threat protection. Just like an IT network, building automation networks should have a strategy, multiple layers of defense and protection as well as policies and procedures that are continuously addressed.

Lynxspring has been at the forefront of cyber security for today's commercial building automation systems with LYNX CyberPRO™ and an industry educational leader on the subject.

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New Lynxspring E2E Onyxx Devices

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New Onyxx devices---BACnet to Haystack Data Pump; Cellular Router; LYNX CyberPRO and Modbus to BACnet Bridge running at the Lynxspring Exchange.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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We all know we live in a world that is more connected than ever before and that our systems and equipment that run our buildings are no exception. Networked building management systems bring many benefits but can expose organizations to cyber security issues.

Recognizing the importance of cyber security, October has been designated National Cyber Security Awareness Month. As a reminder, I thought I would provide links previous articles on the subject I did for automatedbuildings.com:

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Cyber Security Unawareness; It is No Longer an Option

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In 2012 I began talking about cyber security related to our building control and facility systems and how this was one of the most important issues facing our industry. Since then we have seen cyber security incidents and vulnerabilities continue to be common and pose a global threat – no region or company is immune.

News of a cyber incident is nearly an everyday occurrence, while the scope and long-term damage associated with cyber incidents are escalating and at times, appear to not end. Take Target for example, we all know about the cyber incident that took place, yet the company is still dealing with ramifications---paying $67 million to Visa; $19 million to Mastercard; several on-going lawsuits; still trying to recover from a major hit to its brand and a loss in customer confidence.

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Building IoT (BIoT)

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The Internet of Things has finally arrived. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, it shows that 96% of the global business leaders surveyed expect their businesses to be using IoT in one form or another by 2016.

In a previous article titled, “I’ll have IoT with That Please”, I wrote about how there was a lot of discussion on what IoT means and how it impacts and relates to the world of commercial real estate and buildings. Back then I said that IoT is an important aspect to the overall ecosystem within commercial real estate and has and will continue to play a key role in how we interact, collaborate, operate, manage and “smarten up” our buildings. IoT is emerging as the third wave in the evolution of intelligent buildings.

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