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Are You Cyber Secure?

T

echnology's rapidly growing role in the

bitsighttech.com/40-questions-you-should-have-

architectural world has been a topic of

in-your-vendor-security-assessment). Both publi-

discussion in this issue (p. 45); in the May

cations are free, in exchange for your email ad-

issue (p. 6); and the related podcast with Casey Ma-

dress, plus they're quick reads, and written so

hon of Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, San Diego;

regular folks can understand them.

on our website at commercialarchitecturemaga-

The 12 Metrics book is based on first identi-

zine.com/architects; and, I'm sure, in a thousand

fying your vulnerability, which can be any com-

other places. The discussions focus on the pros

bination of factors: external (hackers), internal

and cons, how much to invest, how to realize ben-

(a trusted employee acting intentionally or un-

efit/profit, and so on. But a topic that doesn't get

intentionally), and/or your supply chain (ven-

enough play, and probably should, is cybersecurity.

dors and/or clients). It then helps you under-

As architects, contractors, and owners/develop-

stand threats that fall under each of those

ers increasingly communicate building plans, spec-

three categories. It's enough information to

ifications, and design files electronically and store

enable you to put together a meeting agenda

that information in cloud-based systems, the op-

and fill a white board with action items.

portunity for people with ill intent to compromise

You don't have to read very far into the 40

that data also increases. It has been suggested that

Questions book before you'll be at full atten-

every global trade deal established by governments

tion, especially if you don't have immediate

or private industry should have cybersecurity pro-

answers. Here are some sample questions:

tocols in place as a matter of course. I would sug-

* Have you participated in a cybersecurity exer-

gest the same applies for every project in which an
architectural firm is involved.
The important aspect of cybersecurity is that it
is not a once-and-done thing. Cybersecurity measures must be constantly monitored and maintained. That includes making sure all of your employees, and those who do business with your firm,
are trained in and comply with your security program. It also means they are constantly reminded
of the urgency of cybersecurity protocols.
Don't have cybersecurity protocols? Have them
but aren't sure if they're effective or even followed?
I can assure you, you're not alone. To help you at
least ask some pertinent questions, I did a quick

cise with your senior executives?
* How do you specifically protect customer information?
* What were the results of your most recent vulnerability assessment or penetration test?
* How frequently are your employees trained on your
IT security policies?
* What processes do you use to monitor the security
of your wireless networks?
* Do you have automated tools that continuously
monitor to ensure malicious software is not deployed?
* How do you monitor for unauthorized personnel,

These two free ebooks will help you determine
whether you have an effective cybersecurity program.

connections, devices, and software?

search of the interwebs for some kind of guide and

Cybersecurity is a fact of business life that's

tripped over two free ebooks from Bitsight Tech-

rarely understood, easily ignored, and often viewed

nologies Inc., Cambridge, MA (bitsighttech.com).

as an expense with no return. It's also a facet that

One is 12 Cybersecurity Metrics Your Vendors

can destroy you and your business without warning

(And You) Should Be Watching (https://info.bit-

and in any number of ways. If nothing else, set

sighttech.com/12-cybersecurity-metrics-for-ven-

aside an hour on a Friday afternoon and take a look

dors). The other is 40 Questions You Should Have

at your system. You'll either be proud or scared to

In Your Vendor Security Assessment (https://info.

death. CA

Gary L. Parr
Editorial Director
commercialarchitecturemagazine.com

JUNE 2018

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Commercial Architecture June 2018

Museums Evolve To Remain Relevant
Museum Blends Biblical History And Technology
The Architects
Showcase
Index
Portfolio
HVAC & Plumbing
Interiors
Lighting & Electrical
Exteriors
Windows & Doors
Building Technology
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Commercial Architecture June 2018 - The Architects
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Commercial Architecture June 2018 - Museums Evolve To Remain Relevant
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