While cybersecurity methods alone can prevent cyber attacks, the risks and effects of a system failure, whether due to human error or deliberate action, must also be taken into account.
FREMONT, CA: Technology will become the ideal driver of business continuity post-pandemic as enterprises intend to return as a dispersed workforce, scattered between satellite offices, HQs, and homes. However, all of the benefits and advantages that smart, technologically advanced buildings provide come with a risk. Smart buildings are more vulnerable to cyber assaults because of their larger digital surface area, and even the tiniest breach might endanger entire networks and buildings.
Here are three things to know about smart building and cybersecurity:
Building securely from the start
Landlords must implement protocols to secure every part of their smart buildings from the beginning, incorporating cybersecurity into the design as soon as possible. Because building occupants want a seamless, fully linked in-building experience, any security solution must complement rather than hinder smooth movement.
Prioritizing protocols and testing
Regular and proactive testing of cybersecurity systems can help detect any impending risks and ensure that the cybersecurity policy specified is appropriate for the situation. The building systems may then function as planned, reducing downtime due to security breaches and ensuring tenants' systems and data protection.
While cybersecurity methods alone can prevent cyber attacks, the risks and effects of a system failure, whether due to human error or deliberate action, must also be considered. Hardware, software, services, and procedures must all be considered as one for a structure to be effectively safeguarded.
Creating safer spaces for the future
Landlords can prepare their offices for the modern, tech-loving workforce that has grown accustomed to the benefits of working from home with the right equipment at their fingertips and the proper protocols in place.
Additionally, landlords that collaborate with their tenants to develop novel approaches to connectivity can ensure that their staff remain safe and connected in the aftermath of a pandemic. Finally, using technology as a new incentive to get people back to work, whether full-time or part-time, necessitates careful consideration of deploying cutting-edge technology without jeopardizing digital or personal security.
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