MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart buildings are increasingly enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) and made functional by the ongoing convergence of operational and information technology systems. A host of new elements, such as the cloud, remote access, data sharing and analytics, in addition to connected and shared networks, have changed how built environments are employed and operated. However, exposure to advanced threats has been downplayed and undervalued for a long time. After witnessing a recent slew of security breaches, stakeholders of the smart building industry recognize the potential damaging impact cyber threats pose to the industry and its related businesses.
Frost & Sullivan Principal Consultant Konkana Khaund joins the roster of speakers to tackle Cybersecurity and Smart Buildings at the Continental Automated Business Association's (CABA) upcoming Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum taking place April 26 to 28, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. The forum brings together leading organizations involved in the integration of intelligent building systems and connected home technologies. More than 150 industry stakeholders are expected to gather and discuss current trends in the intelligent and integrated buildings and connected home sectors.
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"Evolving technology, advances in connectivity, and an M2M environment will continue to shape the trajectory of smart buildings, thus raising the need for protection against cyber threats," noted Khaund. "This is very encouraging for our industry participants that CABA has offered a platform to deliberate on how we should address cyber threats such that they do not exert a destabilizing impact on the smart buildings industry."
Those attending the Cybersecurity and Smart Buildings session can expect to receive insights on:
- Why cyber threats need the attention of all stakeholders
- What best practices can be utilized to mitigate the impact of cyber threats
- Which technology options are available to overcome the challenges associated with cyber threats
The forum will also feature various sessions and workshops examining the impact of IoT and cybersecurity on intelligent buildings, consumer demand for privacy, trust in connected homes, interoperability between competing standards, and protocol in the commercial building and connected home market channels. For those looking to experience smart buildings first hand, an impressive tour of some of San Diego's most notable connected homes and buildings will be open for exploration.
"CABA is pleased to bring together leading organizations involved in the integration of intelligent building systems and connected home technologies through its Forum event," stated CABA President & CEO Ronald J. Zimmer. "For nearly three decades, our organization has been in the business of bringing the industry together, and we are very excited to have another opportunity to unite the best and brightest people and organizations in order to network and share essential market research."
About the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
CABA is an industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent homes and intelligent buildings technologies. CABA is an international association, with over 300 major private and public technology organizations committed to research and development within the intelligent buildings and connected home sector. Association members are involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products for home and building automation. CABA is a leader in initiating and developing cross-industry collaborative research under the CABA Research Program.
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