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Dr Charles Morisset
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Inter-networked control systems make smart buildings increasingly efficient but can lead to severe operational disruptions and infrastructure damage. It is vital the security state of smart buildings is properly assessed so that thorough and cost effective risk management can be established. This paper uniquely reports on an actual risk assessment performed in 2018 on one of the world's most densely monitored, state-of-the-art, smart buildings. From our observations, we suggest that current practice may be inadequate due to a number of challenges and deficiencies, including the lack of a recognised smart building risk assessment methodology. As a result, the security posture of many smart buildings may not be as robust as their risk assessments suggest. Crucially, we highlight a number of key recommendations for a more comprehensive risk assessment process for smart buildings. As a whole, we believe this practical experience report will be of interest to a range of smart building stakeholders.
Author(s): Mace JC, Czekster RM, Morisset C, Maple C
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: 16th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)
Year of Conference: 2020
Print publication date: 23/10/2020
Online publication date: 15/10/2020
Acceptance date: 11/06/2020