Construction contributes 7% of the UK’s GDP, which makes it a more valuable target than you might expect. With an increased reliance on remote systems such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and also project management systems, the construction industry’s exposure to cyber risks is changing.

All data, whether that is customer databases, employee files, financial information, or even project specific contracts, plans, or correspondence, holds value for cyber criminals so businesses need to take steps to protect their data.

A serious attack could see a company lose access to their systems, causing a significant impact on day to day operations, project progress and relationships with clients. The reputational risks could outweigh the financial; customers are unlikely to work with a company that cannot demonstrate resilience to cyber risks.

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