The Internet of Things

The ‘Internet of Things’ is hugely positive with so, so many benefits, but there may be scary potential downsides as well. With building systems increasingly integrated and controlled or at least accessible through the Internet, if Blue Cross or Target can get hacked and expose tens of millions of secure client files to outsiders, can’t a cyber-terrorist figure how to lock down a high-rise office building, perhaps inducing poisonous gas into the HVAC system or overriding security and allowing trucks filled with explosives access? In a recent article published on Facility January/Febrary 2015 interesting issues in identity and access management were discussed.