In the construction industry – there are a lot of moving pieces. Literally. From traveling executives to sales staff, project managers and superintendents moving from job site to job site, it’s no wonder that construction companies are behind the curve with regard to technology. Intermingling BYOD and company-issued devices with employees who are contractors or constantly on the road traveling and it has the potential to be an IT security nightmare. Across the nation and the globe, construction employees are looking for better ways to connect with the office and along the way they’re opening up massive security holes. Here are a few common ways that construction employees are compromising IT security and what you can do you protect your organization.
Your employees are skilled in their jobs, but too often individuals are very trusting and leave their personal or work devices as an open target. Employee training, clear cut policies and guidelines and education on IT security are of the utmost importance. Arm your employees with the tools they need to help you maintain security and you’ll feel comfortable providing them with devices that will help them to do their job more easily.