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21st February 2024 Issue no. 693
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Smart buildings remain vulnerable to cyber attacks
By John Hatcher
Almost four in 10 clients (39 per cent) say that they don't take any steps to protect smart installations in buildings from cyber threats, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT.
Half of respondents to the survey (49 per cent) said that the risk of hacking, and its impact on unsecured networks, was a potential barrier to installing connected technology, highlighting the inherent cyber threats to buildings in the modern era.
The findings raise major security and privacy implications for the UK's business infrastructure, particularly given the likely increase in smart installations over the coming years, and growth of cyber attacks as an effective tool to disrupt business and politics.
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