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Smart building security flaws leave schools, hospitals at risk

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Smart building security flaws leave schools, hospitals at risk

Vendors of smart building hardware issued updates to products without disclosing that vulnerabilities were patched, leading security systems for schools and hospitals to be accessible via the web.

IoT and the security challenges that tech companies face Cisco's Michele Guel, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security Architect, discusses IoT and how enterprises are working to secure the IoT infrastructure.

Security professionals are typically charged with ensuring the integrity of data security on equipment stored in the cloud, or on premises--less so with ensuring the integrity of the physical premises itself. As a result, building automation systems often go untested, if not outright ignored. These systems may constitute shadow IT in certain organizations, as leased buildings may come with non-negotiable automation systems installed by the management company.

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