Cyberbit provides cyber security solutions for smart buildings, including the Ram Compound, which is the first smart-building government facility in Israel, and considered to be one of the most innovative IT projects in the country. Most of a smart building’s systems are digitally controlled and connected:
- Operational Technology (OT) systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, power systems, elevators and fire alarms.
- Internet of Things/connected devices (IoT) including IP cameras, motion detectors and other surveillance systems, internal communication systems, and more.
- Information Technology systems (IT) including servers, laptops and workstations.
Automation and digital control provide functional and operational advantages, but also introduce new cybersecurity risks:
- Tampering with surveillance systems – attackers can now put surveillance systems out of service or take control of them.
- Putting critical physical systems out of service – attackers can access and damage elevator control systems, gates, or the entire power system.
- Taking control of IP connected devices – attackers may take control of connected devices such as cameras to retrieve sensitive data or to use as an internal attack vector, as in the case of the DYN attack.
These challenges join the array of existing IT security risks, such as compromising sensitive data and disruptions to business continuity.
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