Protecting Buildings from Cyber Attack – Part Two

In our second article for KNX Today looking at protecting buildings from cyber attack we explore tactics to protect BMS and head ends.  You can read the full article here:
KNX Today


Over the last two years we’ve seen an increase in the number of attacks against automated buildings.  Many of these attacks, including the ones that have made the headlines, have occurred because of the lack of security added to the BMS when installed.

Knowing what security measures to take and, more importantly, how to implement them is a challenge.  This is where we can help.  Our sister organisation, Abtec Network Systems, has specialist knowledge to help secure BMS and head ends.  It has helped many BMS and energy specialists harden their network connections and add appropriate security to projects.

It’s worth talking to the client about security from the early stages of the project as this will help identify what kind of security is appropriate.  Most of the BMS security measures we discuss in the article are low cost and fairly simple to implement.  Some of your larger projects will warrant additional security measures, for example if the project includes building access control, and again we can help here too.  We can work on your behalf, identifying the best security measures to take, with your client.

Call us on 01858 438 550 to discuss how we’ve helped other specialists like you secure their clients’ projects.

Don’t forget we’ve also created a free training session that looks at securing building automation projects.  You can book onto this here:

CPD Training


Also, our white paper looking at the best way to provide remote connections to BMS can be found here, it’s well worth a read.

White paper

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