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24 Feb 20221 minute read

GCHQ shares new cybersecurity guidance

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GCHQ shares new cybersecurity guidance

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a branch of the British intelligence service GCHQ, has provided detailed guidance for construction firms to protect themselves from hacking and malware.

The Cyber Security for Construction Businesses guide offers practical advice for the construction and engineering services sector, which is one of the most common targets of cyber crime due to the sensitive nature of the data they hold on projects and high-value payments. 

ECA Legal and Commercial Advisor Maria Adeagbo said, “The NCSC guidance is a timely reminder of the importance of systems security in construction businesses. 

“In this era of digitization and agile working, the construction industry welcomes the opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation in the management of cyber-related threats.”

Sarah Lyons, NCSC Deputy Director for Economy and Society Engagement, said in Construction Enquirer: “As construction firms adopt more digital ways of working, it’s vital to put protective measures in place to stay safe online – in the same way you’d wear a hard hat on site.

“That’s why we’ve launched the new Cyber Security for Construction Businesses guide to advise small and medium-sized businesses on how to keep their projects, data and devices secure.”

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