Cybersecurity Threats in the Construction Industry

Sunu M. Pillai
Published June 7, 2017

Although some of the most high-profile cyberattacks have involved consumer-facing industry sectors – such as health care, retail and technology companies – recent experience has shown that construction companies and project owners are also prime targets. A data breach at a construction or owner company could expose a trove of information, including bid or design information, information on industrial control systems and other critical infrastructure, financial information and employee information.

Once a breach occurs, the injuries often include data loss, restoration expenses, regulatory compliance costs (including fines and penalties), business interruption costs, third party claims for privacy breaches and more.

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