As commercial real estate becomes more technologically enabled and the number of smart buildings grows, cyber intrusions are posing a variety of operational and reputational challenges for landlords.

Due to the advanced and complex nature of these threats, many building owners are struggling to identify vulnerabilities within their portfolios and are encountering difficulties in securing systems within individual properties, potentially leading to serious consequences for both themselves and their tenants.

Help is at hand, however, with cybersecurity experts now able to mitigate risks by devising and implementing policies and strategies to combat breaches and ensure buildings continue to operate efficiently and without disruption.

This Viewpoint by CBRE Property Management provides an overview of the cybersecurity challenges facing building owners and identifies best practices to repel attacks and minimize overall risks.