January 2023 Monthly Meeting (12JAN2023)
Title: "Improving Cybersecurity and Safety in Smart Buildings and Infrastructure"
Presented by: Honorable Lucian Niemeyer, F. SAME
National cyber threats are rapidly evolving from malware and ransomware attacks affecting data and software to “killware” attacks targeting facilities and infrastructure in all sectors of society. In response, federal engineers have turned to the AEC industry for collaboration and recommendations to enhance the planning, design, and protection of smart technologies in buildings and infrastructure to mitigate threats. Additionally, federal and State agencies are developing policies and guidance for cyber protections in a full range of projects funded through the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
SAME has established a national Industry-Government Engagement (IGE) on Cyber Security for the AEC industry to collaborate on enhancements to requirements, design specifications, and commissioning instructions for cyber safety. Lucian will update on the underlying cyber threat to smart technologies, the development of a national performance framework to mitigate cyber risk in the built environment, and the progress of the IGE for your company be postured and ready to offer to cyber protections.
HON Lucian Niemeyer, F.SAME, Lucian Niemeyer is CEO of Building Cyber Security, a non-profit organization enhancing global human safety through performance frameworks with stakeholders across multiple sectors to promote cyber protections in connected operational technologies, controls, and devices. In this role, he is working with SAME on a national Industry/Government Engagement in support of the Resilience Community of Interest to offer engineering and design guidance for the cyber security and safety of building management systems.
Lucian has served in the White House, the Pentagon, The United States Senate. and in the Air Force with 15 years of active and five years of Virginia Air National Guard. He most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment managing the largest real estate portfolio in the world. Lucian also served the Secretary of Defense as a strategic advisor for mission assurance, energy resilience and cybersecurity programs, and as an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
Lucian holds a Bachelor of Architecture, from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University, and a Master of National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers and an Honorary Seabee.