Smart Building Risk Assessment Case Study: Challenges, Deficiencies and Recommendations

John C. Mace, Ricardo Melo Czekster, Charles Morisset, Carsten Maple

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Abstract

Inter-networked control systems make smart buildings increasingly efficient but can lead to severe operational disruptions and infrastructure damage. It is vital the security state of smart buildings is properly assessed so that thorough and cost effective risk management can be established. This paper uniquely reports on an actual risk assessment performed in 2018 on one of the world's most densely monitored, state-of-the-art, smart buildings. From our observations, we suggest that current practice may be inadequate due to a number of challenges and deficiencies, including the lack of a recognised smart building risk assessment methodology. As a result, the security posture of many smart buildings may not be as robust as their risk assessments suggest. Crucially, we highlight a number of key recommendations for a more comprehensive risk assessment process for smart buildings. As a whole, we believe this practical experience report will be of interest to a range of smart building stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 16th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages59-64
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-8936-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8937-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2020
Event2020 16th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 7 Sep 202010 Sep 2020

Publication series

Name2020 16th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2641-810X

Conference

Conference2020 16th European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC)
Period7/09/2010/09/20

Keywords

  • Buildings
  • Risk management
  • Smart buildings
  • Control systems
  • Stakeholders
  • Monitoring
  • Documentation

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