IoT Security Foundation Advances Guidelines for Building Security

The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) – a non-profit organization dedicated to driving security excellence – has formed a working group for smart buildings with the aim of establishing a comprehensive set of guidelines to help each of the supply chain participants to specify, procure, install, integrate, operate, and maintain IoT security in buildings. It also seeks to  open channels of communication between building occupiers, facilities managers, engineers, designers, and urban planners to ensure that their recommendations are globally applicable and are simple to adopt.

“IoTSF is already well known for its foundational work in developing and maintaining the respected IoT Security Compliance Framework, applying trusted cyber security to the broad spectrum of IoT systems,” said Professor Paul Dorey, Chairman of IoTSF. “Our new set of work streams, led off by ‘Smart Buildings’, are developing specific areas of focus to accelerate adoption by developers, implementers and operators in business vertical applications. I am delighted that Alan Mihalic from NDY is chairing the ‘smart buildings’ work and bringing together other building management systems security specialists as sector experience is critical to real adoption.”

Alan Mihalic, NDY Cyber Security Advisor (Smart Buildings & Critical Infrastructure) said: “It is all about making spaces work. 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.  IoTSF and NDY are pleased to be driving this global initiative.”