It will be interesting to compare this event to the Light and Build 2014 exhibition we visited earlier this year. One of the biggest take away points here was the idea of connected devices. Most of the new products we saw were connected, at some point, to a network. The interesting point was just how little the manufactures of those connected devises had thought about network security. Many were flummoxed by simple questions around security.
This is exactly what our CPD offers, a guide to how to protect your projects from cyber security threats when delivering projects over IP networks.
You can book onto the CIBSE accredited course when you arrive at the exhibition.
The IP networks CPD training, which has been approved by the Charted Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), is free and can be run on your site. It can be run over a lunch-hour with plenty of time for questions and answers.
As more building building controls and building management systems are deployed over IP networks the training delivers the following:
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Lack of networking security is an issue that we see will grow and grow. In recent months we’ve seen a number of high profile building hacks that have hit the headlines. One of Google’s Australian offices was hacked into in 2013, the hackers were able to download floor plans and access the building’s controls. In December 2013 malicious hackers ‘compromised’ an estimated 40 million customer credit card details of US discount store Target.
It’s alleged that the Target hack was executed through a remote access connection set up by a HVAC company that provides remote monitoring into large refrigeration units. Whilst the details of the Target hack are still sketchy, an investigation is still ongoing, we are certain that the Google hack was delivered by an unsecured ‘back door’ into the company’s BMS.
Absolutely not, what it highlights is that our industry’s attitudes to security matters needs to change. We’ve raised this issue in this month’s edition of the CIBSE Journal, the trade journal for building services engineers.
We’ve helped many BMS and M&E contractors ensure that their projects are deployed safely and securely. Our Network Design Validation Service helps reduce the risks of problems occurring to your projects, and can ease the deployment of the project too. Contact us on 01858 438 550 for more information about our Network Design Validation Service.