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Cybersecurity Gets Physical

By Tom Shircliff, Vice President, Intelligent Buildings No matter what business you are in, it’s almost surely conducted inside of four walls of commercial real estate including office, industrial, mixed use, healthcare etc. This means, like or not you...

INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS | 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW

2021 will be remembered as yet another unprecedented year for all of us.  Professionally and personally, everyone has had to continue to adapt to changes. Notwithstanding all of this, Intelligent Buildings has played a part in helping the industry...

The Commercial Real Estate Show features Tom Shircliff

Hybrid Working vs Intellectual & Cyber Security Tom Schircliff joins Michael in Studio One to discuss the challenges and solutions for property owners and business leaders. Okay, we want our people to be able to work from home, office or anywhere....

Cybersecurity Policy and Incidents Briefing 9/30/21

Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) on the Homeland Security Committee introduced legislation on Tuesday, 9/28, requiring critical infrastructure, nonprofits, businesses with more than 50 employees, and state and local governments to...

Medical Facility Hacked Through HVAC Vendor

In the first week of August 2021, DataBreaches.net was contacted by a threat actor who claimed they had penetrated and attempted to extort ENE Systems, an HVAC vendor. According to the threat actor, they still had access to ENE Systems’ networks and...

Why Hackers Love Smart Buildings – September 2021

The Wall Street Journal – September 2021 Buildings are getting smarter, and that opens them up to a host of new cybersecurity risks. In recent years, building managers increasingly have relied on internet connections and computer networks to manage...

Cybersecurity Policy and Incidents Briefing 8/02/21

ICYMI: Hard evidence of direct threat to commercial building control systems from Nation States.   SUMMARY Classified documents were allegedly obtained from Iran that revealed secret research on how cyber attacks could be used to destroy equipment...

Cyber Defense e-Magazine – July 2021

Cyber Defense e-Magazine published commentary from Fred Gordy on how the Colonial Pipeline and JBS cyber attacks shine a spotlight on operational technology vulnerabilities for a wide range of business sectors in their July 2021 issue. You can find it...

Cybersecurity Policy and Incidents Briefing 6/28/21

ICYMI: The first water treatment facility attack of 2021 happened in San Francisco—weeks before the Florida water treatment facility hack.   SUMMARY On January 15, 2021, a water treatment facility in the San Francisco Bay area was hacked using a...

Cybersecurity Policy and Incidents Briefing 6/11/21

ICYMI: Intelligent Buildings explains the rising threat to operational technology (OT) assets and how it affects you and your buildings   SUMMARY CISA (Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency published a fact sheet on 6/9/2021 entitled...

Congratulations Bimal Desai

We are excited to announce the appointment of Bimal Desai, Founding Member, Principal Architect, and Leader of DSP Design, as an Intelligent Buildings Industry Fellow. As an Industry Fellow, he will provide thought leadership and industry perspective...

We Welcome John Hester

We are excited to announce that John Hester has been selected as an Intelligent Buildings Corporate Affiliate. Hester is an accomplished Facilities Manager, Certified Energy Manager and a licensed Professional Engineer. He was most recently Executive...

We Welcome Dr. Rick Huijbregts

We are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Rick Huijbregts as an Intelligent Buildings Industry Fellow. As an Industry Fellow, he will provide thought leadership, industry education, and key customer strategy support. Dr. Huijbregts is a pillar...

A Message to Our Customers & Partners

2020 will be remembered as an unprecedented year for all of us. Professionally and personally, everyone has had to adapt to temporary, and perhaps some permanent, changes. Notwithstanding all of this, Intelligent Buildings has played a part in helping...

Why Control Systems Are Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks

By Fred Gordy In addition to being easily found now with IoT/device search engines, common best practices that IT has used for years are not utilized in the OT (operating technology) world. Audits of systems in the United States and Canada — including...

IB New Construction Customer Interview

Following is a sneak preview from the RealcommEDGE Magazine cover article, "Technology Leaders in The Age of Acceleration," due to hit desks later this month. Steve Lefkowitz is the Head of Global Facilities Management for Time Warner. He oversees FM...

Steps To Protect Your BAS from Cyberattacks

By Fred Gordy  The biggest thing holding most facility managers back from securing their systems is fear of the unknown. How much will this cost? How hard will the change be? How inconvenient will it be? What else will it add to the daily to-do list?...

IB Cyber Security Featured in Edge Magazine

Written by Tom Shircliff and Rob Murchison, Co-Founders, Intelligent Buildings, LLC While more than 80% of all building automation systems are connected to the Internet, more than 3/4 of real estate organizations don’t have any type of building cyber...

IB Quoted in Building Operating Magazine

By Ronald Kovach, managing editor Building Automation The advent of building controls that are out on the Internet is a reminder that even the best of intentions can also produce potentially bad side effects. Facility managers have grown accustomed to...

Pacific Gas and Electric challenging communities to power down

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) knows that some of the best ways to impact greenhouse gas emissions is by reducing energy use and highlighting energy efficiency. That is why the utility launched Step Up and Power Down — an energy savings movement that will empower businesses to encourage smart energy choices by individuals — which is being joined by some big city mayor.

GSA paves way for IT-based buildings

By Drew Robb, Special to GCN In May, the General Services Administration issued an unusual statement, saying it was “working to integrate power controls into [information technology] operations.” By doing this, the agency expected big savings on energy...

Cybersecurity: Time Is Right To Talk To IT

At a good conference, you often get bonus sessions in the form of hallway conversations with speakers and attendees. That happened at this year’s Critical Facilities Summit. The topic was one that’s been much in the news recently: cyber security. Fred...

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