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Smart Building and the Need for Cybersecurity

Smart technology is everywhere, literally, from your phone to your laptop, to your doorbells and CCTVs. These technologies have made their way deep into our lives. We spend more time staying online and connected than ever, and with the advent of COVID, our lives have depended on the internet and smart technologies more than ever.

Modern houses incorporate the concept of smart homes. These houses are built with efficiency, sustainability and cost-effectiveness in mind. Apart from this, these houses incorporate newer technologies to make the experience more engaging and satisfied. These smart houses are based on equipment that tracks, collects, and analyses users’ data to deliver a user-oriented experience. However, the more these devices are connected to the internet, the more vulnerable they are to cyber-attacks. This is where cybersecurity comes into play.

1. Cyberattacks for Smart Homes

The cyber attacks have increased with the pandemic, up to 6000% from one report. Not only the number of attacks is increasing, but the attackers are also getting sophisticated in their approach to cyberattacks. And smart homes are no exception.

Landlords must keep cybersecurity in mind when building a smart home. Smart equipment should be able to collect, analyze and track data without compromising security securely.

2. Entry points for Cyberattackers:

The entry points for cyber attackers in a smart home are smart appliances and electronics. The more the number of smart appliances in the house, the easier it is for the attacker to attack. Doorbells, nanny cams, smart tv, and fridges are just a few examples of possible entry points for attackers. How much threat they own, take the example of President Biden’s Peloton, which was not allowed to move into the White House. Not using the right cybersecurity, the threats are similar to leaving a small window open.

3. Build your home securely from the beginning.

The landlords should place cybersecurity in mind during the building process. The inclusion of security should be placed during the design phase. These buildings should provide the users with a seamless and interconnected building experience. The security solutions should allow frictionless movement.

4. Cybersecurity protocols and testing

The landlords should pay close attention to the different protocols required to build a cohesive cybersecurity strategy. This strategy should provide the process for how the smart functionalities are appropriate to cybersecurity protocols and techniques.

Testing the cybersecurity systems regularly helps in picking any immediate threats and provides the outline for the fitness of the policy. The right testing allows the building to operate in an intended way and reduces the downtime and data breaches that might have occurred due to cybersecurity threats.

Not only cybersecurity but also the risks and consequences associated with a system failure or deliberate actions should be considered. This requires taking the strategy on a holistic level by integrating software, hardware, services and procedures as one entity.

5. Ensuring a secure and intuitive experience

Not only security but a better experience for the users is also important. The experience can be made better by integrating top-notch security hardware with intuitive software. Take the example of a building where tenets demand personal security and the safety of their data. To cater to this, a cybersecurity company designs a robust and resilient cyber-DNA having enterprise-level hardware. Risk analysis is performed using IoT collectors with built-in systems, and Department of Defense level security is delivered. But to make this experience intuitive for the users, the company builds mobile and web-based intelligent building platform.

The amalgamation of software and hardware ensures a smooth and secure experience. The landlord can now provide functionalities in a reliable and robust manner. The proper technology and strategy remove the potential threats and address proper mitigation measures.

6. Safer Work-from-Home spaces.

The right technology and right cybersecurity policies in place ensure that homes are equipped with the right technology to provide better and secured work from home experience. The pandemic has made homes our primary workplaces. Online data transfer and system access require newer and safer technology to be in place.

7. Final Words

The increase in cybersecurity threats and increased system access from our homes require that we take necessary planning and strategy for reducing these threats. This planning and strategy process should be done by consulting IT companies offering such services.

Rogue Logics provides in-depth security services for the assessment and protection of your application, data, and infrastructure against potential threats on-prem or in the cloud. 

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