In the construction industry, contractors rely on massive amounts of data to facilitate complex projects. Due to using many different applications, and hundreds of workers working with data, they can often be targets of cybercrime.
From smart roads to cloud computing, technology permeates almost every aspect of construction. Multi-user platforms let contractors, designers and owners use project data simultaneously, which compounds the risk to all parties.
Throughout the industry, common platforms are used to distribute and manage all kinds of engineering and construction data. This creates vulnerability – and a shared responsibility – for everyone involved. A hacker with access to construction data could wreak havoc not only operationally but also through the physical destruction of data, servers and infrastructure, or by threatening the safety of people onsite.