Ebook: The Protection of the Construction Industry From Rising Cyber Crime

Cyber crime

The understanding and protection of the construction industry from the growing risk of cyber crime, considering how to deal with cyber crime if it does occur.

Reaching $3 trillion in 2015, the cost of global cyber crime is estimated to reach $6 trillion by 2021. Between 2017 and 2021 the cost of cybersecurity products and services is predicted to exceed $1 trillion. The construction industry is at growing risk and one of the main reasons why it is so important to understand these issues of cyber crime, is the fact that a lot of companies are unaware of the problems involved. Other companies don’t reveal these problems, worried that it will affect their own reputation, but not fully aware of the serious consequences.

The main forms of cyber crime examined in this eBook are:

  1. Ransomware: encryption and holding of important files, charging a ransom for recovery.
  2. Spear Phishing: 90% of cyber crime occurring in the construction industry. Copying email addresses and sending messages from a fake source.
  3. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack: making an online service impossible to access, by overloading it with a massive amount of traffic.
  4. Identity Theft: Copying someone’s personal details found on social media and using them for cyber crime.
  5. Physical Damage (IoT): Downloading malware onto a company computer, causing damage to any objects connected to the internet.

The prevention of these different forms of cyber crime is discussed in detail in this eBook.

Cybersecurity is only as strong as your weakest link. Your employees.

As soon as cybercrime has been detected, workers should all be aware of how to deal with it, closing-down any systems they know are vulnerable to these problems. They should also be told how to recognize these problems and encouraged to report them straight away.

This eBook goes into more detail on cybercrime, explaining:

  • Why cybercrime is a growing risk in the construction industry.
  • Why it may not have seemed at risk before.
  • The different forms of cybercrime in construction.
  • The prevention of cybercrime in construction.
  • The prevention of recurrence.
  • How to start now.

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