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Smart Buildings: A Back Door for Hackers?


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As connected devices become more prevalent and start invading office settings, security experts and building management will have to work together to ensure the smart office remains safe from malicious actors who could hack their way in. For key insights from the IBM X-Force security research team on penetration testing a building automation system, visit

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Smart Buildings: A Back Door for Hackers?

  1. 1. 29%Building Automation System managers who are improving cybersecurity for their systems3 A Back Door for Hackers? Smart Buildings Connected Building Systems Fly under the Cybersecurity Radar, Creating “Shadow IoT” For more information, visit Connected devices in use in commercial smart buildings1 206.2 MILLION 84%Building Automation System managers with internet-connected systems2 DATA CENTER/ SERVER ROOM ROUTER INTERNET BAS CONTROLLER “SMART” SECURITY SYSTEM COMPANY NETWORK SHARED INTERNET “SMART” THERMOSTAT SCENARIO: OVERHEAT AND CRASH SERVERS RISK: SHUTTING DOWN SECURITY SYSTEM RISK: BACKDOOR TO CORPORATE DATA SOFTWARE FLAWS INSECURE PASSWORDS If your building automation system (BAS) is connected to the internet: Based on IBM Security analysis of real-world Smart Building automation systems Securing Your Smart Building Smart Building Risks UPDATE SOFTWARE REGULARLY DO CYBERSECURITY TESTING ON SYSTEM DON’T CONNECT BAS TO SAME WIFI AS COMPANY NETWORK SET SECURE PASSWORDS ON ALL DEVICES INCLUDE BUILDING SYSTEMS IN RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN SOURCES: 1. Smart Cities Will Include 10 Billion Things by 2020; Gartner, 2015 2. Building Operating Management survey; FacilitiesNet, 2015 3. Building Operating Management survey; FacilitiesNet, 2015