Securing a Building Automation and Control System from Cyber Attacks


Securing a Building Automation and Control System from Cyber Attacks

Nils T Siebel

Nils T Siebel "Securing a Building Automation and Control System from Cyber Attacks " Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | ICAST-17 , December 2017, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD14640.pdf

Cyber attacks on IT systems are common and usually originate from the Internet. Building automation and control systems (BACs) are often connected to the Internet but lack strong protection against these attacks: weak and/or default passwords, non-encrypted communication and lack of protection against unauthorised changes to data and programming are widespread. In this article we discuss how BAC systems can be protected against cyber attacks. This includes an assessment of IT security features of standards like ASHRAE 135 (BACnet) and ISA/IEC-62443.

Cyber security; building automation; automation and control systems; hackers; BACnet


Special Issue | ICAST-17 , December 2017

2394-9333

IJTRD14640