On the residential side, contractors are concerned about keeping IoT-enabled thermostats safe from hackers, and on the commercial side, they want to ensure that building automation systems are as impenetrable as possible.
There are some simple steps that can be taken to increase the security of connected systems. These outlined steps are organized with the most important requirements first, and it is recommended that these are addressed as the initial priority for all aspects within a system - product, system, cloud and app.
Now offers secure sockets layer and more efficient server
February 8, 2017
Elite Heating, Cooling and Plumbing recently announced the launch of its redesigned and upgraded website. The new site has been upgraded to HTTPS offering valued clients and future clients with better online protection. Along with added protection, it provides clients with a new more efficient server, ensuring a positive user experience along with the addition of a faster appointment setting feature.
Warning over remote manipulation of office a/c systems to create a demand surge and grid shut down
December 5, 2016
According to WIRED magazine, researchers have highlighted the issue of remotely manipulating home and office air conditioners to create a surge and take down the power grid. The hack targets remote shut-off devices that utilities install on air conditioners to conserve energy during peak summer periods.
Will help secure our nation’s critical infrastructure from those with malicious intent
November 10, 2016
To improve cyber-threat information sharing and analysis, Johnson Controls, a leader in energy efficiency and building controls, announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.
It takes a village to keep data safe, with manufacturers, contractors, and consumers all playing a role. But there is no question that manufacturers will continue to take the lead in cybersecurity, designing products that help keep customers safe and secure.
Building management system security is an important issue
May 23, 2016
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Conference and Exhibition was dominated by talks on building management system (BMS) security and the influence of occupant behavior on building performance.