Intelligent CISO Issue 16 - Page 76

It is crucial for organisations to ensure that multiple levels of protection are in place. secured, as each device could be a potential entry point for attackers. In addition to maintaining an up-to-date and accurate inventory of devices on the network, it is also essential to ensure all software and hardware is updated with the latest patches and not hosting any vulnerabilities which could be exploited by attackers. Organisations should also train staff on the security threats and teach them about the dangers of email phishing campaigns, including how to recognise malicious emails and attachments. Finally, it is crucial for organisations to ensure that multiple levels of protection are in place – from securing the network itself to monitoring it in real- time for anomalies that could indicate a cyberthreat is present. Today’s smart buildings are a variety of sensors, control systems, networks and applications. While these technologies are being introduced into workplace environments to improve efficiencies, help drive down costs and of course improve our global environmental footprint, they also increase the attack surface. As a result, the security of all new Internet-enabled appliances must be forethought before they are added to the network. u If a hacker is able to gain access to a smart building it potentially presents a world of opportunities to the hacker. 76 Issue 16 | www.intelligentciso.com