Cybersecurity for Construction
Our Cybersecurity for Construction offers first-class protection for your critical data from wherever it is needed. As your sites evolve, our Cybersecurity for Construction continues to minimise the risk of attack while supporting high network performance to keep your projects on track.
Cybersecurity challenges in Construction
Due to its unique set-up and protocols, the construction industry faces a distinct set of cybersecurity challenges. From relying heavily on subcontractors and adopting a wide range of technology to storing and transferring valuable intellectual property and meeting frequently changing onsite connectivity requirements, there are many factors to consider when seeking to keep your business, network and data safe.
A key cybersecurity concern in the construction industry is supply chain vulnerabilities. If your organisation regularly engages with suppliers and subcontractors, the risk of a cyber-attack increases. It is common for cybercriminals to target smaller firms with weaker cybersecurity measures and use their access to gain entry into larger construction companies.
Human error is one of the primary cybersecurity risks. The more people with access to your data, particularly if they are unfamiliar with cybersecurity for construction best practices and may inadvertently fall victim to tactics such as phishing emails, the more vulnerable your business becomes.
If your construction company has introduced more digital technology to improve efficiency and remain competitive, it is critical also to be aware of the cybersecurity risks these applications pose. For example, IoT devices, such as sensors, cameras, and drones that collect and analyse data, can be vulnerable to cyber-attacks and, if compromised, can provide access to the entire construction network.
Meanwhile, Building Information Modelling (BIM) software can contain sensitive and valuable data, such as design plans, project timelines, and cost estimates, making them an attractive target for hackers.
As a construction company working on developing sites, it is also essential to be aware of the cybersecurity risks of using mobile devices to access project data stored in the cloud and communicate with colleagues. These devices can be vulnerable to malware and other cyber threats, especially if they are not adequately secured.
Hughes Network Systems Europe has extensive experience supporting multi-site organisations with their network and cybersecurity needs, and we have developed our Cybersecurity for Construction to address the unique challenges your industry faces.
Network Security Services from Hughes Europe
For companies in the construction industry, we appreciate that keeping to time and budget is critical for the success of your projects.
Our Cybersecurity for Construction is designed to provide your business with best-in-class, responsive cyber protection without the need for costly in-house security operation centres (SOC).
Our cybersecurity services are tailored to support your unique and evolving network requirements across multiple sites, taking a multi-pronged approach to keep your business safe from attack.
SOC (Security Operations Centre) Services
Combining the expertise of our cybersecurity specialists with cutting-edge SOC functions, Hughes SOC-as-a-Service analyses all aspects of your network across your distributed sites, developing bespoke strategies for optimising its resilience.
Working as an extension of your in-house IT team to gain an in-depth understanding of your network vulnerabilities, we can monitor your IT assets 24/7, proactively respond to any cyber threats and escalate incidents as needed. With our customer portal and regular Critical Observations Reports.
You’ll have complete visibility of the delivery of our SOC-as-a-Service, while our expert cybersecurity team is always at hand to answer questions, provide support and troubleshoot any issues.
Our Cybersecurity for Construction solutions
We offer a range of cybersecurity solutions tailored to the construction sector. Specifically, these include:
- Managed Detection and Response (MDR): A proactive service that monitors your network 24/7 for any signs of malicious activity or breaches. Our team of experts will analyse any alerts and respond swiftly to contain and remediate any threats before they cause damage or disruption to your business.
- Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR): A solution that protects your devices from advanced malware and ransomware attacks. EDR uses artificial intelligence and behavioural analysis to detect and block any suspicious or malicious activity on your endpoints (such as laptops or POS terminals), preventing data theft or encryption.
- Network Detection and Response (NDR): A solution that monitors your network traffic for any anomalies or indicators of compromise. NDR uses machine learning and deep packet inspection to identify any malicious actors or actions on your network (such as lateral movement or data exfiltration), enabling you to isolate and stop them quickly.
- Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): A solution that collects and correlates data from various sources across your IT environment (such as logs, events, alerts) to provide you with a holistic view of your security status. SIEM helps you detect patterns or trends that indicate potential threats or incidents on your network.
- SOC as Service: A service that provides you with access to our state-of-the-art Security Operations Centre (SOC), where our certified security analysts monitor and manage your security solutions around the clock. SOC as Service gives you peace of mind that your security is always in good hands.
By combining these solutions with our other cybersecurity services such as vulnerability management, penetration testing, security awareness training and incident response planning, we can provide you with a comprehensive security posture that covers all aspects of your construction business.
Managed Firewall Services
With our firewall management services, we carefully configure your environment to deliver top-level security while ensuring your network provides the high performance and reliability needed to keep your projects on track.
We take a zero-trust approach to your cybersecurity to deliver optimum protection of your valuable intellectual property and data. Our Managed Firewall Services focus on the three core components to implement this protection: segmentation, configuration and patch management.
While segmentation concentrates on isolating any cyber threats and limiting damage, our configuration component uses encryption to ensure secure data transmission between your distributed sites. Finally, patch management implements platform patches, such as security updates, bug fixes and software improvements, to ensure your cybersecurity protection is fully up-to-date.
Business Continuity Services
We appreciate the widespread impact disruptions to your projects can cause, with significant costs, contractual obligations and safety just three major concerns. Therefore, to minimise interruption to your operations should a cyber-attack occur, we designed our Business Continuity Services.
Included is our Hughes SaaS Protection, a comprehensive backup and recovery solution for critical cloud data. Its automated, continuous backups and flexible restore options allow your company to recover lost data fast, avoiding downtime and a data disaster.