Cybersecurity in Construction – Thematic Research

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Cybersecurity in Construction Market Overview

Cybersecurity is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. Cybersecurity has never been more disruptive, as the number of cyberattacks on companies increases and the potential damage and disruption caused grows exponentially.

The construction sector faces many challenges that lead to cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Construction projects are increasingly complex with greater collaboration between stakeholders. Diversified supply chains lead to many third parties with access to valuable intellectual property and sensitive data. Construction companies are also being targeted due to their increasing digitalization and usage of building information modeling (BIM), the internet of things (IoT), and drones, while only giving a cursory nod to cybersecurity measures during adoption.

The cybersecurity in construction thematic intelligence report takes an in-depth look at the growing need for cybersecurity in the construction sector and how the threat landscape is being addressed. The report offers insight into the cybersecurity value chain, construction challenges, case studies, data analysis, and leading companies associated with the theme.

Report Pages 61
Construction Cybersecurity Revenue Growth Rate 11% (2020-2025)
Cybersecurity Value Chain Hardware, Software, and Services
Leading Cybersecurity Adopters in Construction Balfour Beatty, Bechtel, Bouygues, Ferrovial, and Lendlease
Leading Cybersecurity Vendors Accenture, Alphabet (parent company of Google), Check Point Software, Cisco, and Cloudflare
Specialist Cybersecurity Vendors in Construction Arctic Wolf, Avetta, Dragos, eSentire, and Eventura
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Cybersecurity in Construction Industry Analysis

The construction cybersecurity revenues are expected to grow at a CAGR of 11% between 2020 and 2025. GlobalData’s security revenues forecast covers hardware, software, and services. Hardware includes content-filtering and anti-spam appliances, firewalls and VPN appliances, intrusion prevention systems, multi-factor authentication, network access control, and unified threat management appliances. The software includes application security, data protection, endpoint security platforms, fraud prevention, transactional security, identity, and access management, messaging security, multi-factor authentication, network monitoring, access control, network security, security intelligence and management, server security, and web security. Services cover all managed security services, including business continuity, DDoS mitigation, emergency incidence response, governance, risk and compliance, identity management, patch management, managed authentication, and managed detection and response services.

The cybersecurity in construction market research report also offers information on:

  • Market size and growth forecasts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Hiring trends
  • Social media trends
  • Cybersecurity timeline

Construction Cybersecurity Revenues 2020-2025

Construction Cybersecurity Revenues 2020-2025

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Cybersecurity Value Chain

The cybersecurity value chain consists of three main areas: hardware, software, and services. With chips now being used in mission-critical servers and safety-critical applications, protecting chips from cyberattacks is becoming more critical and more expensive. Systems vendors such as Apple and Amazon are increasingly designing their own chips rather than buying commercially developed devices and intellectual property (IP) created by third-party developers. These vendors are developing their own ecosystems and requirements, and security is a key concern.

Key Players in Cybersecurity Value Chain

Key Players in Cybersecurity Value Chain

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Leading Cybersecurity Adopters in Construction

The leading cybersecurity adopters in constructions are:

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bechtel
  • Bouygues
  • Ferrovial
  • Lendlease

Leading Cybersecurity Vendors

The leading cybersecurity vendors are:

  • Accenture
  • Alphabet (parent company of Google)
  • Check Point Software
  • Cisco
  • Cloudflare

Specialist Cybersecurity Vendors in Construction

Some specialist cybersecurity vendors in the construction sector are:

  • Arctic Wolf
  • Avetta
  • Dragos
  • eSentire
  • Eventura

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Cybersecurity in Construction - Sector Scorecard

GlobalData uses a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. The sector scorecards help to determine which companies are best positioned for a future filled with disruptive threats. Each sector scorecard has three screens:

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance
  • The valuation screen ranks the universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Construction Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Construction Sector Scorecard - Thematic Screen

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  • This report provides an overview of the cybersecurity theme. The detailed value chain comprises three segments: hardware, software, and services. Leading and challenging vendors are identified across all three segments.
  • It identifies construction challenges, such as ESG, sourcing, and safety, and an impact assessment of cybersecurity on the construction industry, addressing these challenges.
  • It includes three case studies, outlining market-leading use cases of cybersecurity in construction to solve specific challenges such as operational technology vulnerabilities and secure procurement processes.
  • It contains comprehensive industry analysis, including forecasts for cybersecurity revenues in construction to 2025, and insight from GlobalData’s Job Analytics and Social Media Analytics databases. It contains details of M&A deals driven by the cybersecurity theme, and a timeline highlighting cybersecurity milestones and events in construction.
  • The report has extensive coverage and analysis of relevant companies’ positions in the cybersecurity theme. This includes leading adopters, vendors, and specialist cybersecurity vendors in construction.
  • It includes GlobalData’s unique thematic scorecard that ranks construction companies according to their positioning in the ten themes most important to the industry, of which cybersecurity is one.

Reasons to Buy

  • This report will help you to understand cybersecurity and its potential impact on the construction sector.
  • Benchmark your company against your competitors, by comparing how prepared 46 companies in the construction sector are for cybersecurity disruption.
  • Identify and differentiate between the leading cybersecurity vendors and formulate an adoption plan for your company.
  • Position yourself for future success by investing in the right cybersecurity technologies. Cut through the noise with GlobalData’s priority ratings for each cybersecurity technology for each segment of the industry (conceptual design, feasibility studies, planning and permitting, financing, design and engineering, construction, and operations and maintenance).
  • Develop relevant and credible sales and marketing messages for construction companies by understanding key industry challenges and where cybersecurity use cases are most useful.
  • Identify attractive investment targets by understanding which companies are most advanced in the themes that will determine future success in the construction industry.

Airbus (Stormshield)
Alert Logic
Alibaba, Alphabet (Google)
Alphabet (Siemplify)
Analog Devices
Aqua Security
Arctic Wolf
Attivo Networks
BAE Systems
Balfour Beatty
Barracuda Networks
BMC Helix
Cadence Design Systems
Check Point Software
China Communications Construction
China Minmetals
China National Chemical Engineering
China National Machinery Industry
China Railway
China Railway Construction
China State Construction Engineering
China Telecom
China Unicom
Clark Construction
Clear Secure
Contrast Security
D3 Security
Dell Technologies
Deutsche Telekom
Duo Security
DXC Technology
F5 Networks
HCL Technologies
Herjavec Group
HID Global
Horizon Robotics
IBM (Red Hat)
Iris ID
Ivanti (MobileIron)
Juniper Networks
Laing O'Rourke
Larsen & Toubro
Lockheed Martin
Lumen Technologies
M.A. Mortensen
Maire Tecnimont
Mentor Graphics
Micro Focus
Micron Semiconductor

Table of Contents

Value chain

Construction challenges

The impact of cybersecurity on construction

Case studies

Data analysis


Sector scorecard


Further reading

Thematic methodology

Frequently asked questions

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