The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has provided the UK construction industry with a guidance document titled Cyber security for construction businesses.
The document provided practical, tailored advice for construction firms on protecting their businesses and building projects from cyber-attackers.
It provides practical, tailored advice for construction firms on how to defend against common attack vectors such as spear-phishing, ransomware and supply chain attacks.
The NCSC partnered with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to cover all aspects of construction, from design to handover. Recommendations include strong password practices, backing up devices, how to avoid phishing attacks and incident response.
The NCSC advised businesses in the sector that these cybersecurity measures are as necessary as wearing a hard hat on site – it’s just less obvious to see.