ISG head of tech assesses cyber-security in construction

24 January 2018

ISG’s joined-up approach to building system design holds the key to ensuring cyber-security, says its head of technology.

ISG’s joined-up approach to building system design holds the key to ensuring cyber-security, says its head of technology.

Paul Cook, who is part of ISG’s in-house technology business, Technology Solutions, provided expert analysis on ISG’s master systems architect approach to cyber-security, and the vulnerabilities of a traditional building design methodology in a recent feature published by Construction News.

“The way the different teams work is very siloed and cyber-security problems come out the back end”, Paul said.

“You need a master systems architect who stands across all the disciplines, so the guy designing the network sits alongside the guy designing the software, [as well as] the guy who designs the M&E systems.

“Then there is no back door because one system is talking a different language to another.

“All the systems are built around each other so you design-in security.”

The issue of data protection is of particular importance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation law (GDPR) due to come into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018.

Follow the link to read the full article, Cyber-security: what will it take for construction to act? which can be found at constructionnews.co.uk. Please note the article may only be available for registered users.