|Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) Security Convergence in the Smart Building Technology Market, Forecast to 2022|
|Digitalization and Cyberattacks driving adoption of IT/OT Security in Smart Buildings|
Automation, IoT, and digitalization are rapidly changing, and enterprise operations and building operations have not made an exception either. Today, smart devices control building management activities including temperature control, access control, lighting control, communication, and safety systems in many enterprises. At the same time, such converged Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) environment has made enterprises more vulnerable to cyberattacks. With diverse protocols, hardware, and software systems, the OT devices controlling building operations provide a heterogeneous environment. Coupled with IT devices and a common network connection, the attack surface expands, providing a thriving ground for cyberadversaries to play on.