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Cyber security is a growing challenge and the pandemic has amplified the need for the construction sector to have a robust cyber risk strategy.

Modern methods of construction are driving digital connectivity; not only across the construction supply chain to facilitate accurate collaboration but also ‘on site’ as performance, progress, logistics, health & safety and sustainability is monitored in ‘real time’. This increased connectivity has significant benefits and drives value across the capital environment; however, increased connectivity and collaboration will also increase risk, including cyber risk.

Cyber security is a growing challenge and the pandemic has amplified the need for the construction sector to have a robust cyber risk strategy.

A recent Forrester survey (January 2020) revealed that more than 75% of respondents in the construction, engineering and infrastructure industries had experienced a cyber-incident within the previous 12 months.