Cybersecurity Acceleration Program

BACnet International would like to invite you to the next phase of BACnet cybersecurity, the Cybersecurity Acceleration Program. Designed for manufacturers, the Cybersecurity Acceleration Program aims to reduce their cybersecurity implementation learning curve and align their product development with industry direction on interoperability and best practices.

Program Overview

The BACnet/SC Interoperability Acceleration Program helped suppliers jumpstart BACnet/SC product development. BACnet International’s new Cybersecurity Acceleration Program will help suppliers efficiently generate, exchange, and manage these files, significantly simplifying system integration.

The program will provide a complete Certificate Authority reference implementation and a sister tool (BACCARI) that can generate and validate Certificate Signing Request files and package them into an interoperable file format for the Certificate Authority. Additionally, all program participants will have access to cybersecurity implementation webinars and an interactive, peer-to-peer forum led by experts in BACnet and cybersecurity.

Participation in the program will help suppliers ensure their certificate management tools are interoperable with tools from other suppliers. This will keep integration costs down and maintain their reputation as collaborative participants in multivendor environments. The program will also shorten the learning curve for manufacturers who need cybersecurity implementation experts on staff and help ensure their products are ready for whatever comes next in building automation cybersecurity. Access to BRITE is also included in the Cybersecurity Acceleration Program.

The program includes reference implementation and source code components including:

  • Certificate Authority (CA) server
  • Certificate Signing Request (CSR) generation and validation tool
  • Machine readable, interoperable certificate file format

Fast track your in-house technical knowledge and development with additional program features including:

  • Cybersecurity implementation webinars
  • Early tool release with full source code license
  • Expert moderated developer’s forum
  • Manufacturer’s cybersecurity guidelines document development
  • Access to BRITE is also included in the Cybersecurity Acceleration Program.

The beta version of the BACnet Certificate Authority Reference Implementation (BACCARI) tool has now been released.

Watch the first webinar!

Interoperable Security Management #1, the first webinar of the Cybersecurity Acceleration Program, is FREE on YouTube for all interested parties, however, future webinars and program tools and components will only be available to paid program participants. View the webinar below!

Program Cost and Registration:

  • Corporate Members: $5,000
  • The Cybersecurity Acceleration Program is FREE to all educational institutions.
  • After the program ends, the cost of program contents will increase to $6,500 for Corporate Members and $7,500 for non-members.

For more information, please contact Dave Nardone at

Note: You must be logged to register. Corporate Members of BACnet International, in good financial standing, are eligible for the member rate. For BACnet International Corporate Members, if your company or a team member is not in our system, please let us know so we can ensure we get you set up in order to receive the Corporate Member discount (save $5,600). 

Participating Companies and Educational Institutions: