Construction Cybercrime Is On the Rise

Article by Tom Sawyer and Jeff Rubenstone, Engineering News-Record

Cybercriminals find the construction world a rich phishing ground with fat prey and soft targets.

Contractors, construction managers and owners worry about cybercrime, and with good reason. Their complex projects, with myriad data exchanges among partners and subs, regulators and suppliers, software and systems—and now the internet of things—are tempting targets for hackers. The specific risks are too many to name and evolve constantly. They run the gamut from stolen or locked data to financial theft, sabotage, and destruction of hardware and equipment."

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