Improved building system technology is making today’s smart buildings safer, more energy efficient, and more attractive to tenants. But ESD, now Stantec Studio Leader and Senior Security Consultant Coleman Wolf says building automated system (BAS) improvements could come with new vulnerabilities. (Read more about intelligent building security.)
A troubling trend that’s beginning to emerge is cryptojacking campaigns that use Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as routers and cameras.
This is especially problematic because IoT devices traditionally use default passwords or weak passwords, have low built-in security and are not regularly patched, Coleman Wolf told Security Management Magazine in the article “Cryptojacking Outpaces Ransomware Attacks.” Though the devices may not look like computers, “under the hood they’re computers,” Wolf pointed out.