Securing your BMCS

Building services specialist A.G. Coombs has published an advisory note about building management control systems.

“In modern buildings, building management and control systems (BMCS) are responsible for the operation of critical systems including air conditioning, ventilation, lighting, backup power supplies and, often, building security and access.

“These critical systems can be let down by compromised computer systems. Microsoft ends support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 operating systems on January 14, 2020. Release of software patches and support for security and performance issues for these operating systems will end.

“If your operating system is affected, your BMCS platform could be at risk for cyber-attack, malware, and other threats. To keep your building secure, it is important to act.”

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