Optigo Network's CEO Pook-Ping Yao and General Counsel Byron Thom, describe the security vulnerabilities of intelligent buildings in the latest edition of RealcommEDGE Magazine. This is a trade publication connected to Realcomm and IBcon, the leading conferences in North America on technology in the Real Estate and Intelligent Building industries. Included in the article are practical steps to secure the smart buildings from common types of attacks and security holes. Don’t let your company be the next Target hack, splashed across the front pages of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times…
Optigo's CEO and General Counsel comment on cybersecurity
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