Information security: how to protect your project data from cyber attacks

Construction professional protecting information security. A UK construction publication recently interviewed Oracle’s Aconex to discuss how information security has become increasingly significant in our marketplace over the past five years.

A few examples include:

  • Governments and private owners are progressively moving their data to the cloud.
  • More comprehensive structured data sets of sensitive buildings and infrastructure assets are being created— thanks to building information modelling (BIM).
  • Mobile devices offer greater accessibility to opportunistic cyberterrorists.

Larger organisations are generally aware of these risks and are investing in heightened security to ensure they’re prepared to mitigate the risk of a potential cyberattack.

However, supply chains are typically comprised of many smaller organisations— many of which don’t consider themselves targets to cyberterrorists.

Specialist subcontractors often produce highly detailed data sets— which, combined with complementary data from other linked trades, could be highly damaging if a cyberthief seized this valuable information.

The question arises: what’s the best way to keep your project information safe? Read the full interview here.

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

General Manager UK & Ireland at Oracle's Aconex
Steve Cooper is General Manager UK & Ireland at Oracle's Aconex, a leading collaborative construction and engineering management software.
Steve Cooper