The digital age has transformed the working practices of the engineering and construction sector, particularly in the past decade, with technology now viewed as a key business enabler and as important as plant, equipment and materials to deliver projects on time and within budget. Electronic communication between colleagues, suppliers and customers is now the norm, creating conduits for the transmission of vast amounts of sensitive information, sometimes to extremely remote and hostile operational environments.
While the sharing of information in this manner is essential to maintaining a profitable presence in the marketplace, the vital intellectual property of these organisations must be protected at every juncture, whether the data resides within organisational boundaries or is made accessible to business partners. The threat from highly motivated and well-funded attackers is real and growing, with threat groups seeking to steal intellectual property for financial gain, and to provide competitors with a faster route to market. Information theft can have very damaging effects and could put some companies out of business.
Organisations in this sector have always been keenly focused on return on investment, so there is a need to ensure that the security efforts to protect their data provide real value, and do not impede critical project delivery.
Commissum has extensive experience assisting the engineering and construction sector with their security challenges, from providing advice on policies and procedures, through to detailed security testing and reporting of vulnerabilities.
How We Can Help You
We offer a range of services to industries in the Engineering & Construction sectors. Our expert advisory and assessment services will balance your business priorities with an understanding of your need to share information securely, while protecting its availability to meet strict project deadlines. In each case our services will be tailored to your specific requirements following in-depth discussion: