Everyone in the real estate and utility industry, manufacturers and operators alike, is convinced of the benefits of computer control of buildings and utilities. Benefits are realised both in terms of comfort for those who spend large amounts of their daily time in that building, as well as the building’s operators. However, cyber-attacks are hanging alike a huge Damocles sword over the Intelligent Building and Utility industry. The construction of control systems for buildings and utilities and their thoughtless connection to the internet is a huge target for hackers.
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