More and more building owners, including federal agencies, are using “smart” systems to improve the functionality of their facilities. These new systems can improve functionality and make it easier to maintain and operate the building. Yet, at the same time they can also expose the building to potential threats from hackers and others with malicious intent.
The National Institute of Building Sciences will sponsor introductory and advanced cybersecurity workshops in July to help owners, facility managers, maintenance engineers, physical security specialists, information assurance professionals, architects, engineers and contractors—essentially anyone involved with implementing cybersecurity in the facility life cycle—to learn the best practice techniques to better protect their facilities. One of the workshops specifically focuses on improving cybersecurity of Department of Defense (DoD) facilities, and is geared to help professionals involved with implementing cybersecurity in the facility life cycle to learn the best practice techniques to better protect DoD facilities.
Due to construction at the Institute’s headquarters, the July workshops, all taught by Michael Chipley of The PMC Group LLC, will be held offsite in Arlington, Virginia.
The July dates are as follows:
The Introduction to Cybersecuring Building Control Systems Workshop
Tuesday, July 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Advanced Cybersecuring Building Control Systems Workshop
Wednesday, July 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Cybersecuring DoD Control Systems Workshop
Thursday, July 21, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration for each workshop is $600 per person and includes lunch. Seating is limited to 20 students per day.
Can’t make the July dates? Check out the workshops scheduled for October.