Institute to Host Quarterly Cybersecurity Workshops in 2016

Sign Up to Learn How to Better Protect Building Control Systems

Washington, D.C. – February 29, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — More and more building owners, including federal agencies, are using “smart” systems to improve the functionality of their facilities. These new systems can improve functionality and make it easier to maintain and operate the building. Yet, at the same time they can also expose the building to potential threats from hackers and others with malicious intent.

For the second year, the National Institute of Building Sciences is sponsoring introductory and advanced cybersecurity workshops to help owners, facility managers, maintenance engineers, physical security specialists, information assurance professionals, architects, engineers and contractors—essentially anyone involved with implementing cybersecurity in the facility life cycle—to learn the best practice techniques to better protect their facilities. One of the workshops specifically focuses on improving cybersecurity of Department of Defense (DoD) facilities, and is geared to help professionals involved with implementing cybersecurity in the facility life cycle to learn the best practice techniques to better protect DoD facilities.

All of the workshops will be held at the Institute’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will be taught by Michael Chipley of The PMC Group LLC. The workshops are scheduled quarterly in 2016, beginning in April.

The April dates are as follows:

The Introduction to Cybersecuring Building Control Systems Workshop
Tuesday, April 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Advanced Cybersecuring Building Control Systems Workshop
Wednesday, April 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Cybersecuring DoD Control Systems Workshop
Thursday, April 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration for each workshop is $600 per person and includes lunch. Seating is limited to 20 students per day. Sign up now. Can’t make the April dates? View the full list of calendar dates.

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The National Institute of Building Sciences was authorized by the U.S. Congress in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383. In establishing the Institute, Congress recognized the need for an organization that could serve as an interface between government and the private sector. The Institute's public interest mission is to serve the Nation by supporting advances in building science and technology to improve the built environment.

Through the Institute, Congress established a public/private partnership to enable findings on technical, building-related matters to be used effectively to improve government, commerce and industry.

Contact:

Phone: (202) 289-7800
Fax: (202) 289-1092

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