As the built environment becomes ever more connected through Internet of Things (IoT) technology, building management system cybersecurity has become a considerable concern. There are now myriad examples of bad actors using vulnerable IoT networks to gain access to valuable data and cause harm.
Patrick Carriere is the Director of Cloud Platform and Operations at Buildings IOT. He has extensive experience in software and cloud architecture, design, and implementation. He has implemented advanced software solutions with various cloud providers, including on premises and hybrid solutions. Patrick’s career has provided a variety of situations to leverage his skills to bring a passion for his work to exceedingly deliver software solutions beyond customer’s expectations.
Limiting access to software applications, building systems, and IT infrastructure is critical for building security. This means it’s important to put in place an identity management system that identifies and authenticates users to ensure only authorized individuals can access building systems and data. Today, such systems can be integrated directly into your building management system (BMS). These systems can include passcodes or passwords, radio frequency identification (RFID), MFA devices, and biometrics.
An important aspect in making a building “smart” entails the use of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Integrated, automated building systems have benefited greatly from this technology, which has made it possible to inexpensively gather data throughout built environments. Not only does this give facility managers access to real-time data that helps identify inefficiencies in a building’s systems, it also reduces operating costs overall.