The recent trend in big household digital corporations such as Evernote, TweetDeck and Feedly being held to ransom by Internet hackers has been undeniably concerning. However, an even more potentially serious problem is that many businesses have no real appreciation of how vulnerable they are to such an cyber attack.
|BMS and Building Controls I.T|
When we think of digital technology and internet devices, it’s common to think of computers, phones, tablets and countless other tech based products, but don’t forget about buildings!
|With all businesses and industries heavily involved in the use of technology, teething pains and glitches are to be expected. However there needs to be a monumental mind shift to appreciate that in reality buildings should now be considered an IT concern. |
It should be noted that the big Cyber Security breaches that make the press are not always reflective of the industry as a whole, but they do provide a good lesson. When selecting automated system for any modern building, security must be a top factor.
Utilising the cloud is not something businesses should be afraid of, with predicted adoption and usage showing a steady increase. A lack of education creates fear, which is why as the intelligence of our buildings increases, there is also a need for us to increase our intelligence of how systems within our buildings operate.
For over 30 years, buildings have represented some of the world's biggest robotics systems. The benefits of this explosion in automation have been deep and numerous and further benefits are now becoming a reality. However, without a serious focus on cyber security, the risk of losing those 30 years of progress and missing out on the next wave of advances, is very real.
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