‘Smart’ buildings not protected against cyberattacks

'Smart' buildings not protected against cyberattacks

A survey of facilities managers and similar personnel carried out by the Electrical Contractors’ Association and Scottish trade body SELECT has highlighted the security risks of ‘smart’ commercial buildings, meaning buildings that feature connected technology such as CCTV, lighting and air-conditioning systems controlled remotely over the internet. Of the 229 survey respondents, 39% had taken no steps to protect connected technology installations from cyberattack. In addition, 49% of respondents identified the risk of being hacked as a barrier to installing connected technology.

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