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Information security – from risk to resilience, future proofing BIM projects

18 Oct 2018
BIM Workshops

Information security, is the practice of preventing unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, inspection, recording or destruction of information. The information or data may take any form, e.g. electronic or physical.

For a hands-on industry which constructs so much offline, it is surprising that the Construction industry is in fact one of the industries at most risk of cybercrime. According to statistics released by the UK Government and The Home Office, in 2015, there were 77,000 incidents of online crime against construction companies.

Construction businesses have access to a wealth of information which might be desirable to hackers such as models and deliverables, corporate banking accounts, employee information including National Insurance numbers, addresses and bank details, customer and supplier information etc. Furthermore, projects often provide multi-user access, allowing builders, engineers, planners, designers and contractors to access information simultaneously and hackers may look to obtain private sensitive information using your system to access the networks of any of these parties as well as your own.

Atkins has a very robust set of security standards and an ADS&T business that provides security consultancy advice. This presentation touches on the Atkins Assurance standard from Baseline to UK Secret and shows how it covers - People - Physical – Technology, and highlights Atkins’ approach to protecting both clients and projects, by achieving certification for BIM Level 2 including PAS 1192-5, the information security standard for BIM.

 

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