Your favorite sports team likely already uses them. Top security pros rely on them. While it may seem a tad nerdy, analytics could be the very thing that protects your business from hackers.
Last month, we reported that Fred Gordy, operational technology manager for McKenney’s Inc. and chairman of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Cybersecurity Committee, told the REalcomm Real Estate CIO Forum that finding patterns that do not fit can help IT professionals tell if a system has been compromised.
One example he gave was a building having 20 setpoint changes in a week between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m.
“If analytics reveal variations to a pattern—for example, 20 setpoint changes late on a Saturday night—then IT staff can look at these instances more closely and determine if a hack occurred,” Gordy said.
With big data, visualization or business intelligence tools, you can help make sure nothing is left unseen in your building’s BAS. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)