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Cyber Risks and Insurance Solutions in the Construction Sector

A practical and comprehensive guide to understanding and managing the real threat of cyber risk in the construction industry in Australia – from our leading cyber risk expert.

Cyber and technology risk is a key concern for businesses worldwide – and the Australian construction industry is not immune, after having suffered its fair share of cyber-related disruption.

Multinational firm or small contractor – the risk of damage, loss or disruption is still high, as cyber crime becomes increasingly complex and sophisticated. The construction industry is fair game to cyber criminals who have proven themselves capable of infiltrating IT infrastructure, breaching data security and privacy, bringing operations to a standstill, and holding businesses (and their clients’ information) to ransom.

For the construction industry, it’s no longer a question of whether the threat is real, but more so how resilient your business is and whether you’re prepared with the right – risk mitigation and transfer strategies.

Our construction industry cyber risk guide can help you better understand the threats and assess your strategy and program.

Our guide at a glance

Marsh global cybersecurity expert Kelly Butler sets the scene for the construction industry in Australia, elaborating on:

  • Real-life impacts of cyber events, with examples of a ransomware attack, data theft, phishing scam, system breach and third-party vendor risk
  • Financial impacts
  • Two-tiered approach for managing cyber risk
  • A ransomware scenario to assist your planning – with possible impacts and actions to consider.


Understanding cyber risk in the construction industry

Why Marsh

As experts in enterprise and cyber risk, we help you take an enterprise wide, scalable approach in building your cyber resilience.

Together, we identify your risks, and develop a best-for-you program and team of partners to help manage it.

Informing your approach and decision-making process with our 25 years of cyber expertise and data-driven insight. So that your path to cyber resilience is more productive and predictive; and your outcomes are more efficient and effective.

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