Inside IQ Member McKenney's, Inc. Talks About Cybersecurity Best Practices for BAS Protection
April 10, 2014 (Newswire) - The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors, is addressing the issue of cybersecurity to enable member firms to better protect themselves and their customers from cyber attacks. A newly formed Cybersecurity Committee will provide education and support in order to promote best practices in cybersecurity, especially to safeguard building automation systems (BAS).
As an alliance of leading building automation and security companies, InsideIQ is taking the initiative to ensure its members have the needed expertise at their disposal for keeping their customer's facilities protected. "Sharing knowledge between firms is important objective of InsideIQ, so creating a cybersecurity committee was a logical decision," said Frank Rotello, president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance.
McKenney's, Inc., the Southeast's leader in building automation and security and a proud member of InsideIQ has been working to raise awareness of BAS vulnerabilities through its training center in Atlanta. They had recently joined forces with Cylance, Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity technology and services.
"Almost every week there is a report of a breach and hackers do use control systems as a bridge into corporate networks because historically the BAS lacked security," said Fred Gordy, chair of the InsideIQ Cybersecurity Committee and technology evangelist for McKenney's. "Inside IQ is taking a stand as a group to educate its members, assist members in the event of a breach with a solid list of first responders, work with cybersecurity experts to evaluate products and practices, and support each other over all. This will enable InsideIQ firms to offer their customers best practices in cybersecurity to keep systems and networks safe." Read the full article here http://www.insideiq.org/news/Cybersecurity%20Committee%20Press%20Release%20FINAL.pdf
McKenney's is the Southeast's most trusted name in facility construction, operation and maintenance. For more than six decades, our proven approach has ensured high-quality, energy efficient solutions at every stage of a building-Design, Build, Manage and Maintain. McKenney's offers expertise in HVAC, process piping, plumbing, and building automation and control systems, as well as service and maintenance. Our in-house engineering, fabrication, installation and commissioning resources ensure cost-effective delivery of the highest quality solutions. For more information, please visit www.mckenneys.com.
InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance is an organization comprised of 49 independent commercial building and facility automation companies representing common automation and security system platforms. Members specialize in the design and implementation of facilities and process control systems, systems integration, enterprise security systems, facilities maintenance services, energy services, and the representation of other value-added products and services. InsideIQ is the largest independent organization of its kind. Member companies provide consistent applications, coordination, and support for commercial facility owners across the United States, Canada, The Netherlands and Australia. More information is available online at www.insideiq.org.
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