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contractors at risk if the provisions are not followed or a breach occurs. "All construction companies have to be reminded that they house and store sensitive information," Benham says. "They have access to their clients' vendor portals, and they have plans and specs on buildings that could be used to attack those buildings." Some software, particularly free or near-free software, treats construction data like a social network and takes a license of the data, putting users at risk, yet most companies do not understand this, Benham explains. MANAGING THE RISK "There are ways to mitigate the risk," Chin says. "Cybersecurity is a team effort." Chin considers cybersecurity one aspect of a company's overall risk management plan. He recommends construction firms hire an outside expert or task an in-house IT professional to assess the company's vulnerability and bring the team, including an attorney, together to enact the recommendations to mitigate the risks. "Assess what you have, see where your weaknesses are and address as many as you can," Chin says. "The second step is Contractors are using more technology, creating more of an "attack surface," and at the same time, cybercrime has become more prevalent and more organized. to develop a security plan including an incident-response plan." The first 48 hours after an attack is detected are important, so the plan becomes critical for reducing the fallout. Benham recommends contractors read all of their software agreements to understand the commitments and if they are willingly disclosing proprietary information and then to become serious about security measures and protocols. Top management must support cybersecurity, adds Morris, even though recommendations, such as changing passwords, may be frustrating. Contractors also may purchase cyberinsurance policies that could cover first-party and third-party costs, the contractor and clients who may sue. Benham estimates half of contractors do not carry such insurance. Chin also recommends working with an attorney to make sure contractual risks are managed. That may require negotiating with the owner and making sure subcontractor provisions also follow all the same requirements. Trimble CrewSight Timely access to workforce information can make or break a construction project. Improve management visibility and worker safety with CrewSight and you'll always know who's on site and what their qualifications are. With a direct feed into project management system, you'll also know if your project is on track every step of the way. Watch our Webinar: gcinfo.trimble.com/TrimbleCrewSight_ENR PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE Tackling cybersecurity often requires hiring professionals to evaluate current systems and security practices and make recommendations. Morris suggests hiring an IT expert dedicated to cybersecurity. Yet, the JBKnowledge report found that 42.6 percent of construction firms do not have an IT department. "Cybersecurity should be a business and strategic concern, not just an IT concern," says Francis. Managed security service providers monitor bad traffic on a company network and are an option for firms without IT departments. Join us at Trimble Dimensions The Premier Construction User Conference Nov. 7-9 in Las Vegas | www.trimbledimensions.com KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE. And your best assets even closer. TRANSFORMING THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS 16 constructor 812542_Trimble.indd 1 | SEPTEM BER/ O CTO BER 2016 01/06/16 1:32 am http://www.trimbledimensions.com http://gcinfo.trimble.com/TrimbleCrewSight_ENR http://www.trimbledimensions.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2016

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk
Building the Economy: The True Value of Measuring Economic Impact
All Eyes on November
Constructing an Experience: New Demands in Retail Design
Simonson Says
Knocking Green Standards Out of the Park
Managing the Risks of Green Building
Construction Leadership Council: A Launch Pad for Careers and Industry Leadership
AGC in Action
Member and Chapter News
Legislative and Regulatory News
Technology Toolbox
2016 Professional Services Guide
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 8
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 10
Constructor - September/October 2016 - President’s Message
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 12
Constructor - September/October 2016 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 16
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 17
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 18
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Building the Economy: The True Value of Measuring Economic Impact
Constructor - September/October 2016 - All Eyes on November
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 22
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 25
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Constructing an Experience: New Demands in Retail Design
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Simonson Says
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Knocking Green Standards Out of the Park
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Managing the Risks of Green Building
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Construction Leadership Council: A Launch Pad for Careers and Industry Leadership
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - AGC in Action
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - Member and Chapter News
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 56
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Legislative and Regulatory News
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 58
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 60
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 2016 Professional Services Guide
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 70
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Products & Services Marketplace
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 73
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Index to Advertisers
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 77
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Final Inspection
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