The Construction Industry manages projects of all kinds, scope,
and size. Are you prepared to manage a cyber-attack if it hits your
The impact – costs to you as a business
Attacks have a number of potential legal consequences - claims
made by customers for the loss of confidential information, civil
suits based on breach contract, or IP-related issues arising out
of loss of protected intellectual property. An attack may also affect
litigation and the ability to assert certain rights against others
( for example, Builders’ Liens – if data is lost or compromised in
an attack, it may be more difficult to prove certain sets of facts or
There are also notification requirements to consider, either contractual
or by mandatory breach notification laws, surrounding the
loss of personal information.
If you have fall victim to a cyber-attack, it is crucial to be able to
sift through the issues step-by-step and analyze what contractual or
regulatory obligations may have arisen and how to manage those
In the context of a cyber-attack, having a plan that can be executed
swiftly is paramount.
Successful responses to cyber-attacks have shown that having
a plan and the right response team, which can consist of
internal or external resources, or a combination of both, is absolutely
indispensable, as is dedicating the appropriate technical
organizational and expert resources to prevention, preparedness
How we help
We can guide you to a plan to mitigate the associated risks of a cyber
attack, prepare you for a cyber incident, and manage an incident
along with any consequences that arise as a result.
Development of your cyber-security plan should include a risk
assessment, development of appropriate policies & procedures, ensuring
you have appropriate resources, multi-layered/tiered security
barriers, senior-level attention and coaching, the right employee
training, ways for employees to raise concerns, appropriate investigation
of issues, and incident response/mitigation.
If you are looking for more information on cyber security
and its legal ramifications, contact David Krebs,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-667-5632, or Troy
Baril, email@example.com or 306-667-5630.
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