#CBEChronicles: Cybersecurity in the Built Environment, Feb. 25, 5pm


Panel Discussion:

 Laura Osburn, PI,Department of Construction Management

 Jessica Beyer, Co-Investigator, Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies

Chuck Benson, Co-Investigator, Director of IoT Risk Mitigation Strategy

Madison Snider, Research Assistant, Department of Communication

Andrew Steele, Student Researcher, Department of Construction Management

Caitlin Quirk, Student Researcher, Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies

Claire Tanaka, Student Researcher, Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies

Carrie Sturts Dossick, Co-PI, Department of Construction Management

Ken Tadashi Oshima, Moderator, Department of Architecture

Thursday, February 25 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm PST | Zoom

Link to register: https://events.uw.edu/d/2jqnl5/


Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasingly a standard component of buildings, but also introduce potential security vulnerabilities. Although technical cybersecurity solutions exist, implementation of these solutions are often impeded by the organizational and communication challenges that an organization’s Information Technology (IT) staff and a building’s Operations and Maintenance (O&M) staff have when they try to work closely together to share their knowledge and coordinate their work. These challenges, in combination with a policy environment that rarely regulates IoT devices, increases risk, leaving buildings vulnerable to attack.

This discussion panel will consist of team members from the three-year, NSF-funded project on IoT security in the built environment, who are researching these challenges to generate knowledge around how IT and O&M professionals could work more effectively together and how public policy impacts their collaboration and IoT risk. Student researchers and senior personnel will discuss their work and experiences on the project, followed by Q&A.

These conversations are part of our #CBEchronicles project; learn more and engage with us!