November 2019 Meeting

November 14, 2019
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Reliant Crowne Plaza Hotel
8686 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX

Building Automation Systems and Cypersecurity | the Devil is in the Details

The rapid evolution of Building Automation Systems (BAS) has paralleled, and then converged with advancements in the Information Technology industry. The changes and open standards in the BAS world have brought new value for building owners, with greater opportunities for energy savings, lower equipment lifecycle costs, improved occupant comfort and security, and more efficient systems maintenance. And now, with the advent of high speed IP connections, data is the new currency.

This presentation will review how the integration of BAS with "everything IP" and the Internet of Things has also introduced the evils and challenges of cybersecurity into the BAS ecosphere. The program's objective is to help consultants and facility decision-makers become more aware of how and where vulnerabilities might be found with regards to their BAS, and to present examples of safeguards, policies, and practices to monitor and mitigate risks.

  • History of BAS / Why IT Matters
  • Evolving Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • BAS Architecture: Features become Vulnerabilities
  • IP and OT Integration and Extended System
  • Cybersecurity Technology, Mitigation and Consideration

Joseph H. Klotz - Johnson Controls, BAS and Controls Business Development Manager; is our presenter for this program. Much of Joe's career has been focused on using technology to drive awareness, occupant safety, sustainability and energy savings in multi-site and large facilities. Joe has been in the HVAC/ BMS industry since 1981, as a public facilities director, international business manager, and CEO of a BMS manufacturer. Joe has been with Johnson Controls for 15 years, with a focus on supporting BMS and Systems Products development, training, marketing and sales for critical control, energy mangement, and sustainability projects. Joe is an ASHRAE member and frequent speaker at industry events.


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$300.00 Luncheon Sponsorship/Exhibitor Table

$20.00 Guest Ticket