IoT Security Foundation announces Smart Buildings Working Group
The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) announced today that it has established a working group for smart buildings and appointed Norman Disney & Young (NDY) Cyber Security advisor Alan Mihalic as the group’s chair.
Mihalic says the objective of the Group is to provide the cyber frameworks that can be implemented from the base build through to the build completion.
“The goal of the Smart Buildings Working Group is to establish a comprehensive set of guidelines to help each of the supply chain participants specify, procure, install, integrate, operate and maintain IoT securely in buildings. This includes intelligent buildings equipment and controls such as audio visual (AV), fire, HVAC, lighting and building security.
“Buildings are working spaces, information portals and community information exchanges that require appropriate security controls to meet their future potential. The group is looking to ensure that the recommendations produced are globally applicable and simple to adopt – fitting within existing processes wherever possible. To achieve this, the working group aims to open the channels of communication between building occupiers, facilities managers, engineers, designers and urban planners in relation to the cyber security challenges affecting building environments.”
In a Smart Buildings age this includes maintaining data confidentiality, privacy and public safety levels that meet community and corporate expectations. This can only be achieved by a globally available Cyber Smart Building Framework.
The formation of the working group extends the work of IoTSF into the enterprise domain. This further contributes to the Foundation’s mission to ensure fit for purpose digital security is not only provisioned by vendors, but also applied to best effect across the spectrum of IoT’s application space.