How much time do you spend thinking about the security of your construction company data? If you are like most in the construction industry, you are probably focused on keeping your current projects on time and within budget. Perhaps even preparing the next bid simultaneously? Many construction companies have been slow to buy into computer technology, and slower still to recognizing their own data vulnerability.
Secure data is of the utmost importance, especially for companies that deal with a lot of financial information. Sure, you are vulnerable to spying from competitors, but it’s the risk your clients and employees face that matters most. Employment records, financials, and blueprints – it is all vulnerable to theft. You are also a potential victim of ransomware attacks. This is when hackers hold your data access hostage, releasing it only once they’ve received a payout. It’s a scary world – one in which you should never leave your data unprotected.
Here are 5 ways your construction company can secure its data starting now.