The adoption of predictive maintenance (PM), an artificial intelligence (AI) driven strategy that anticipates potential equipment failures using Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, holds immense promise for the construction industry. In a previous post, we analyzed the current and future opportunities for PM in construction, including avoiding expensive and dangerous equipment failure, increasing worker

The third and final installment of this three-part series discusses the construction industry’s evolving landscape and the challenges it faces in the realm of cybersecurity, revealing how a comprehensive, data-centric approach can empower construction businesses to reduce their exposure to cyber threats and safeguard their valuable assets.

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The construction industry is confronted with


In today’s digital era, the construction industry faces a growing threat from cyber risks that can have significant impacts on projects and operations. As technology continues to revolutionize the industry, it is crucial for construction companies to prioritize the mitigation of these risks and safeguard their valuable assets, data, and infrastructure. Part 1 of


The construction industry’s rapid digital transformation has opened the door to new cybersecurity challenges. As the sector adopts innovative technologies like cyber-physical systems, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and digital twins, it must shift its cybersecurity strategies from traditional perimeter-based approaches to data-centric ones. Part 1 of this three-part series discusses the current cybersecurity challenges

On June 2, 2023, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council issued an interim rule to implement a new statutory requirement that, in short, bans the TikTok app from devices used in the performance of federal government contracts (TikTok Rule). The TikTok Rule introduces a new FAR clause, FAR 52.204-27

Inside DOJ’s New Cyber-Fraud InitiativeThe Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the launch of the Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, which will utilize the False Claims Act (FCA) to pursue cybersecurity-related fraud by government contractors and grant recipients. Key features of and takeaways from this new initiative are discussed below.

Key Features 

  • The initiative aims to hold accountable entities or individuals

DoD Has Two New Cybersecurity FrameworksA recent interim rule from the Department of Defense (DoD) would create a new self-assessment methodology for the cybersecurity requirements in NIST SP 800-171. The same rule also would implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Framework. The interim rule, which was published on September 29, 2020, will become effective on November 30, 2020.

Cybersecurity Health & Compliance: Best Practices in Commercial Business & Government ContractingLearn how to protect critical data assets through basic cybersecurity hygiene, including email and password security and social media best practices. Other topics to be addressed include insider thread preparedness, cybersecurity and privacy issues in the remote work environment. In addition, government regulations and compliance topics, such as the coming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and

Struggle Creates Innovation: Technology and Data Privacy for ContractorsAs the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread around the world, most businesses were forced to close their doors temporarily and take steps towards working virtually. However, the U.S. construction industry, deemed “essential” by nearly every stay-at-home order issued throughout the country, kept operating and kept building. After all, construction does not occur “virtually.” While many viewed the