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Zero Trust Security for Building Automation: What You Need to Know

Building automation systems (BAS) are becoming increasingly common in commercial buildings, providing centralized control of building operations, including HVAC, lighting, access control, elevators, and life safety systems. While these systems can increase energy efficiency and reduce costs, they also pose significant security risks. In recent years, there have been several high-profile attacks on building automation…

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The Importance of Protecting Smart Building Technology from Cyber Threats

Juniper Research estimates more than 115 million buildings will deploy smart building technologies by 2026, an increase of over 2.5X from 2022. Smart building technology has revolutionized the way buildings are managed, providing greater control and efficiency over critical systems such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, elevators, life safety, and security. Benefits of…

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How Malware Can Impact OT Networks

Malware Impact on OT Networks Malware, or malicious software, can have a serious impact on operational technology (OT) networks, which are used to control and monitor industrial processes. Some ways in which malware can impact OT networks include: Disrupting operations: Malware can disrupt the normal functioning of OT systems, causing production downtime, equipment damage, and…

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Differences between Zero Trust, Network Segmentation, and Microsegmentation for OT Cybersecurity

Zero Trust, Network Segmentation, and Microsegmentation important OT cybersecurity strategies, but they have different goals and approach to security. This post will discuss how these approaches are used and how they are different. ZERO TRUST Zero trust is a security model that assumes that all network traffic, whether it originates from inside or outside the…

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Benefits of Zero Trust for OT Cybersecurity

Operational technology (OT) refers to the hardware and software systems that are used to control and monitor physical devices, processes, and events in an organization. These systems are critical to the functioning of many industries, including manufacturing, energy, transportation, and utilities. In recent years, there has been an increased focus on securing OT systems due…

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Demystifying OT and IoT Security and FPGAs

OT and IoT Security and FPGAs Connecting IT and OT networks delivers greater visibility and makes it possible to better utilize platforms, buildings, industrial PLCs, and more. But it also increases complexity and blurs network boundaries—resulting in vulnerabilities that provide hackers with ample opportunities to strike. In this podcast, we review how organizations deploy Field…

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Mitigating Cyber Risks in Operational Technology, Buildings, and Critical Infrastructure

Operational technology (OT), buildings, and critical infrastructure are becoming smarter and more efficient with connected systems, controls, sensors, and more. With connected OT and IT systems, cybersecurity risks increase as vulnerabilities become more widely exposed. Cyberattacks bring financial, operational, and intellectual property risks, and studies show cybercrime could cost $5.2 trillion worldwide within the next…

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Why you need device-level endpoint protection for improving OT security

Challenges in transferring IT security methods to protect OT devices leave commercial and industrial facilities open to attacks. These attacks can disrupt building or process operations, create safety issues, and result in data theft or ransomware. OT devices in industry 4.0 applications in manufacturing facilities and chemical processing plants are vulnerable to attacks that break…

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