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EMAIL INTERVIEW – Marc Petock and Ken Sinclair
Petock, Vice President, Marketing, Lynxspring, Inc.
I see you are a sponsor and are
participating at Realcomm/IBcon. Tell me about your plans?
On the exhibit side what are you
be showing and exhibiting?
Petock: Lynxspring will be demonstrating our latest version of the JENEsys Building Operating System, our open, building operating system that combines connectivity, integration and interoperability, supervision and control, energy management, visualization and actionable information (data & analytics) into a single, integrated architecture within a cyber-secured environment. In addition, we will be showcasing LYNX CyberPRO, the industry’s first cyber-threat protection solution designed specifically to protect building automation and energy management systems.
Sinclair: Cyber security continues to make headlines in the news. What is the latest?
Cyber threats and vulnerabilities are continuing to make
headlines within our industry and be a major issue. Cyber threats
against the building environment are more frequent and increasingly
sophisticated and our systems and devices are targets and vectors into
the network. There's no issue that has become more important that's
less understood than cyber security in buildings and facilities.
Protecting our facilities from cyber threats has as much to do with
supply-chain integrity as it does with any encryption, authentication
and the secure remote access of devices. Scrutiny of firm's
cybersecurity policies is only going to increase in the future. Cyber
related issues play a growing role within our building networks. The
number of attacks continues to rise and we are seeing the level,
sophistication and intensity of cyber incidents continue to increase.
Cyber-attacks are no longer focused solely on IT environments. Cyber
invaders have turned their attention to operational technologies and
our building networks and infrastructures. Never more so has there been
a need for system integrators to also become trusted cyber security
provider and advisor on the systems and integrations they do. System
integrators are crucial in helping customers protect against attacks.
As building owners look to make better decisions about risk and
liability security providers today’s system integrators need to be
knowledgeable in making sure their systems are protected. Want
more on the latest on cyber security, check out LYNX CyberPRO’s news
room at: http://lynxcyberpro.com/company/newsroom and the Download Center for White papers and resource materials at: http://lynxcyberpro.com/support/white-papers
I see that Project Haystack is an
industry sponsor. Can you tell me more?
Petock: As a supporter of Project Haystack, we are excited to announce that there will be a session devoted to Project-Haystack at IBCon entitled "Project Haystack – A Smart Building Industry Initiative to Create DATA STANDARDS"
For those new to the topic, Project Haystack is an open source initiative to develop tagging conventions for equipment data to enable it to be easily consumed and understood by software applications. The session will provide attendees with an introduction to haystack -- what it is and why it’s needed, and will then include presentation by companies who will share their experiences, the benefits they have seen and why they are now strong supporters of the effort.
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