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Investigation into Building Automation Systems Security

Friday, 03 June 2016


The ECU Security Research Institute invites interested members of the public to attend a Special Interest Group (SIG) Seminar by PhD student, Matthew Peacock:

Investigation into Building Automation Systems Security
Date: Thursday 18 February 2016
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: ECU Joondalup – Building 21, Room 202
Speakers: Mr Matthew Peacock

Presentation outline

Building Automation Systems(BAS) are becoming more interconnected with the advancement of low-overhead networking technologies and the rise of the Internet of things. Security is often an afterthought in BAS, as such, discussion will begin with the security issues present in building automation systems. Focus will be on the current threats and publicly disclosed examples, along with potential solutions, and future work to secure these systems.

About the speaker

Matthew is a PhD student at ECU’s School of Science, based primarily in ECU’s Security Research Institute. He is currently researching the internal security of BACnet managed Building Automation Systems. His previous research was aimed at the detection and mitigation of civilian off-the-shelf drones. Matthew has published in both of these areas, with interests also in wireless security, Internet-of-things connected devices, cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructure security.


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