On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital editor Warren Frey speaks with Wayne Dorris, the cyber security program manager for the Americas for Axis Communications about some of the pitfalls and vulnerabilities construction firms face as they defend themselves against cyberattacks.
Dorris pointed out that construction firms are usually victims of cyber attacks because they are a route into other systems, and smaller sub-contractors in particular are vulnerable because they often lack the resources of capabilities to repel attacks.
He also pointed to procurement as a focus for cyber criminals since some procurement protocols require local firms to work on projects and they can be points of vulnerability compared to large enterprise firms.
In our news segment Warren also discusses some of the top stories on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce, including Daily Commercial News staff writer Don Wall’s piece about the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum expanding its advocacy mandate, staff writer Angela Gismondi’s story about a new development called Thornbury Acres that combines farming and condo living, and Journal of Commerce staff writer Evan Saunders story about a new aquatic centre in Burnaby, B.C. budgeted at $187 million.
Don Procter also has a story about the Hudson Yards project in New York getting a $6.88 billion funding injection through the Federal Transit administration, and we have a letter to the editor that says People For Education should “pull their head out of the sand” when it comes to high school students and apprenticeships.
You can listen to The Construction Record on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Our previous episode featuring ICBA president Chris Gardner on the Port of Vancouver strike here. Thanks for listening.