The next skilled labor shortage in the construction industry will involve computer programmers

People may think I’m nuts to suggest it, but I truly believe that one of the most important skills needed in the built environment over the next couple decades lies within the realm of computer programming. After all, someone needs to program all the robots…

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Smart Toilets and Home/Building Automation Systems May Create Security Vulnerabilities

Each year in Las Vegas, elite hackers from around the world gather at DEFCON to discuss the latest trends in computer network security. Do some googling if you are interested in learning more about the event… This year, Daniel “unicornFurnace” Crowley, Jennifer Savage and David Bryan will present a topic that should cause professionals in … Continue reading Smart Toilets and Home/Building Automation Systems May Create Security Vulnerabilities

Serious building automation defect exposed in Honewell Tridium Niagara AX Series

Security researchers from Cylance have identified a serious flaw in the internet-enabled Honeywell Tridium Niagara AX line of building automation products. The researchers demonstrated how hackers could gain root-level access to the control system in less than 25 seconds. The Tridium product line provides control over crucial building systems such as security, mechanical, electrical, and … Continue reading Serious building automation defect exposed in Honewell Tridium Niagara AX Series