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Enemies at the Gates: Securing the BACnet building

Published

Author(s)

David G. Holmberg

Abstract

This article seeks to increase awareness of the threats associated with connecting the building control system (specifically a BACnet system) to a wider network. In addition, it presents countermeasures available for addressing security threats. Information is given relative to present BACnet security and planned developments in improving security. An overview is given on the use of firewalls, VPNs, intrusion detection, and security policies.
Citation
ASHRAE American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Journal
Volume
45;11

Keywords

BACnet, building control system, countermeasure, Internet, IP, LAN, network, security, threat

Citation

Holmberg, D. (2003), Enemies at the Gates: Securing the BACnet building, ASHRAE American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Journal, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860926 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created November 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017