GCHQ publishes cyber security guide for construction

New document designed to help protect from online threats

Cyber security experts at GCHQ have published the first guidance aimed at construction businesses to help build resilience to growing online threats.

The new Cyber Security for Construction Businesses guide, issued by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), in association with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), provides tailored, practical advice for the industry on how to protect their businesses and building projects.

Aimed at small and medium-sized firms, the guidance aims to increase protections as businesses rely more on digital tools and ways of working, such as using 3D modelling packages, GPS equipment and business management software. It sets out the common cyber threats the industry faces, including from spear-phishing, ransomware and supply chain attacks.