Johnson Controls recognizes importance of cyber security measures during National Cyber Security Awareness Month

MILWAUKEE (October 4, 2017) – Johnson Controls, which offers a holistic system approach to cyber security through its Cyber Protection Program for security products, is pleased to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month this October.

Now in its 14th year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month presents an opportunity for businesses and individuals to become educated on the importance of cyber security and seek partners that can offer the tools and resources to reduce the risk of vulnerabilities.

Similar to previous years, the National Cyber Security Awareness program centers on five weekly educational themes aimed at consumers and organizations, acknowledging that the Internet and its connected devices—and thus the exposure to potential cyber crimes—touch nearly everyone and every enterprise, public and private.

The Cyber Protection Program for security products is a six-part, holistic program run by an autonomous product security team which drives and monitors cyber security for Johnson Controls’ line of access control, video management and surveillance products. It also provides application guidance to organizations for select regulatory compliance and identifies and reacts to new vulnerabilities as they occur.

“Cyber security in the workplace is everyone’s business,” said Kristy Dunchak, director of product management, Building Technologies and Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Organizations of all sizes can protect themselves and others against cyber threats by being aware of the security issues in play and by seeking a partner who has developed solutions with cyber security in mind.”

The Cyber Protection Program team reminds everyone that as individuals and businesses become more connected at home and at work, the same devices that make lives easier can also open a network to new threats.

Throughout the month of October, the Cyber Protection team will be sharing tips on cyber security best practices through blogs available at

For more information on the Cyber Protection Program for security products, please click here.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.