The construction industry is shifting towards digitalization and automation (known as Construction 4.0), impacting the different phases of construction projects, from planning to design to construction and operation. This shift includes creating, editing, storing, and sharing information in digital environments and monitoring and controlling site activities by utilizing (semi)autonomous robotic systems and remote-controlled machines. Although this transformation is very exciting and promising, it also makes the construction sector a vulnerable target for cyber-attacks and raises many questions about privacy and security concerns. With the support from the CCS-AD, researchers from the S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group at NYUAD, led by Prof. Borja GarcĂ­a de Soto, investigate some of the cybersecurity implications of Construction 4.0.

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