About Cyber Security Conference
Increasing digitalization and networking in buildings is creating new opportunities for energy efficiency and comfort. However at one and the same time it also increases the danger of unauthorized manipulation and criminal attacks. Hackers are more and more targeting smart home and smart building systems and use weak points in products, interfaces or radio standards.
In recent years, the number of cyber-attacks has increased significantly. They can either happen directly with hacking attacks against certain structures or through phishing attempts, ransomware attacks and social engineering. What they all have in common is that they can restrict the operation and functionality of the affected building and fundamentally jeopardize it.
Whereas in the past the physical access to the building had to be secured, today networks and communication facilities must beincluded in security concepts. This concerns both unintentional operating errors and intended manipulations.
The planning phase already includes corresponding requirements, which have to be taken into account. Certifications of products and systems with regard to data security are gaining in importance.
BACnet Secure Connect provides a secure infrastructure for building automation. The new technology is fully compatible with existing BACnet deployments, it is IT friendly and enables cloud-based applications.
Cloud computing approaches mean that data are remotely processed and not stored centrally in the building. Users place high demands on the cloud service provider, not only with regard to data availability, but also data security.
Big Data approaches enable new algorithms in building automation, which are self-learning with access to sensors, weather forecasts and recorded data to ensure improved operation of the building. At the same time, the requirements of data protection and the GDPR - EU General Data Protection Regulation must be guaranteed.