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Liz Goldsmith

The 3 reasons hackers attack operational technology systems in smart buildings

While smart building technologies enable efficient, safe, healthy, and productive environments, they also expand the digital attack surface for cybercrimes that threaten to jeopardize business, endanger lives, and disrupt critical infrastructure. Unfortunately, the risk increases as more information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems and devices come online, making cybersecurity a critical issue for smart building owners and operators.

AEM, Superior Essex address smart building infrastructure, sustainability at GITEX in Dubai

AEM and Superior Essex Communications hosted a technology forum on Tuesday, October 19 in conjunction with GITEX Global in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. GITEX Global is the UAE’s annual technology event, highlighting innovations and digital advancements of the region.
The forum, titled PowerWise Technology Forum, included AEM’s manager of technical services Steve Cowles and Superior Essex’s vice president of marketing Brian Ensign, along with Superior Essex international sales director Paul Weintraub, Sinclair Digital chief executive officer Farukh Aslam, and Sinclair Digital chief business officer Luis Suau.
PowerWise is Superior Essex’s product line that supports Power over Ethernet transmission. The forum addressed a broad collection of topics related to smart building infrastructure, including a focus on sustainability.

Why Smart Buildings Are A Breath Of Fresh Air

Smart buildings might tick a lot of boxes for the technology lovers out there, they are also unleashing a revolution in improved ventilation and air quality. In the last 18 to 24 months, we’ve started to see the evolution of IoT, where sensors became systems. The sensors are not just monitoring gas levels anymore, they are also monitoring things like light levels, sound levels and people counting.