The construction industry is perceived to be for blue-collar tough guys. Whether it is or it isn’t doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the construction industry — especially as it moves on from paper to digital data and from purely mechanical technology to wireless technology — is as vulnerable to cyber attacks as any other industry. Ransomware attacks will cost you money. Viruses will cost you functionality, efficiency, and productivity. Data breaches will cost you loss of reputation and customer confidence. None of those things is worth risking.
What should every company in the construction industry be thinking about?
- Training in and information about cybersecurity
- Mechanisms like multi-factor authentication to protect assets and minimize exposure
- Effective security defenses to protect web applications from back-end breaches
- Getting the expertise necessary to properly secure web applications
- A comprehensive forward-looking strategy for overall security. (Hope is not a strategy.)
We also design, install, and manage physical and virtual IT environments that are flexible, scalable, and fully documented. We establish comprehensive workflow management systems. If you have a number of disparate systems, we streamline them. If you need data storage, we establish and secure it. We provide wired and wireless network support, including digital environment audits and vulnerability scans. And we monitor and manage networks remotely.
Construction is your business. Cybersecurity, managed services, and IT expertise is ours.
If you don’t know what you don’t know, we’re here to help.
Bill Jergens, R.B. Jergens Contractors
“In September of 2019, we had significant computer shutdown problems on a Thursday. They continued into Friday. Eric [Brown, CEO of D9] … had three or four guys there Friday night and all-day Saturday and Sunday. By Monday morning, we were up and running with a new system.”
David Alexander, CFO, Ernst Concrete
“D9 Technologies were worth more than what we invested in them because they saved us from having to pay the ransom, and they kept our business up and running. It was an existential event, frankly. And they saved us. They were quick to respond with the new hardware we needed to rebuild. They provided support and manpower, boots on the ground.”