Building Control Systems

Risk Assessments & Data Security Strategy for Smart Buildings & Facility Access

Secure Your IoT & Other Smart Building Features

Expert Guidance to Understand Your Cybersecurity Risks

Building automation systems have made modern buildings more efficient than ever. But they’ve also increased the attack surface as hackers exploit Internet-connected devices to gain access and pivot into critical environments. Our experienced consultants help you create a multilayered defense strategy that maximizes the control and insights available through building access, HVAC, lighting, fire suppression and other systems without compromising information security.

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Practical Security Solutions for Integrated Building Systems

The list of known vulnerabilities in smart building systems keeps growing. We work with installers, designers and facilities managers to create a clear plan for assessing your risks and vulnerabilities. Then we’ll help you develop a road map to operate your systems securely going forward. We answer key questions including:

  • What are the vulnerabilities present in my specific system?
  • Which stakeholders should be involved in creating our facility security plan?
  • What are best practices for recurring security tests?
  • How can we prepare to recover quickly from a cyberattack?
  • Which monitoring solutions will help us detect and stop attacks?
  • What are the best investments to make with our limited budget?
  • How can the facilities and IT teams collaborate on security policies?
  • How can we improve security with a small IT staff?
  • What testing do we need to confirm our data is safe?
Blake Brown

I thought they were just going to give us test results. But Pratum included what we needed to do to resolve the problems. That helped tremendously. I didn’t have to go do all my own research.

Blake Brown Director, Information Technology, Baker Group

Information Security Services for Building Control Systems

Key Factors in Securing Building Control Systems

Pratum supports facilities teams in these essential areas:

Ransomware Defense

We’ll explain your requirements under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA); Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR); and more.

Cost-effective Compliance and Reporting

Pratum consultants use their deep experience to identify cost-effective ways to meet your obligations.

Ongoing Monitoring

A multilayered defense requires XDR/EDR tools that recognize malicious activities in real time.

Budget Guidance

WWe’ll analyze your risks and assign costs so you can make informed choices about cybersecurity spending.

Minimizing Operational Impact

By detecting attempted infiltrations, a mature security program helps prevent data loss, service interruption and legal exposure.


Services such as risk assessments and IT audits help your team understand its environment and effectively manage activities such as employee onboarding/offboarding, software updates, etc.

Building Systems Cybersecurity Additional Resources

The Security Challenges of IoT
In 1990, the world contained exactly one Internet of Things (IoT) device: a toaster connected to the Internet by a guy named John Romkey acting on a trade-show dare. Now, experts predict we’re on track to have 41 billion IoT devices in the world by 2027.
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Infographic: Types of Penetration Testing
A thorough penetration testing campaign involves social engineering, vulnerability scanning, and the manual hacking of computer systems, networks, and web applications. This overview shows how a professional team uses multiple types of penetration testing to exploit a variety of attack vectors, just as a real hacker would.
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Case Study: Baker Group
As the provider of security systems and other building controls, Baker Group needs total confidence that they’re handing customers a secure facility. Baker Group trusts Pratum as its partner for risk assessments and penetration tests.

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