How vulnerable are your facility systems to cyberattacks? Can bad actors hack into your building automation systems (BAS) and then gain access to sensitive information technology (IT) data? As building system technology continues to emerge and mature, facility managers, operators, and occupants are becoming increasingly reliant on the internet of things (IoT) and related technologies and applications. The continued convergence of IT and operational technology (OT) highlights the need for comprehensive cybersecurity strategies.
Facility executives have an increasingly critical role to play in making sure building systems are secure. A close collaboration with IT experts is crucial to mitigating cyberattacks. Here are some questions you and your IT experts should examine together to determine the cybersecurity of your facilities organization.