As construction companies increasingly embrace digital transformation in areas such as design, project management, and collaboration and mobile technologies, they increase their exposure to cybersecurity risk. Design software, project collaboration platforms, drones, internet-of-things technologies, and autonomous and robotic technologies are all susceptible to attacks, and the financial and reputational costs due to such attacks can be significant, especially for small and midsize entities. From outsourcing business and employment functions to third-party vendors and insider threats, construction executives should be paying attention to cyber threats, developing their cybersecurity program, and preparing for cybersecurity breaches. In this session, we will review current cyber threats facing the construction industry and provide practical advice on preparing for, and responding to, such threats.
4:00 - Registration
4:30-5:15 - Presentation
5:15-7:00 - Networking
Beer Wine and Cocktails provided.
BBQ being catered by: Blue Ribbon Barbeque
Director, Risk Advisory Services
RSM US LLP
Summary of experience
Alain provides security and privacy consulting to clients in a broad spectrum of domains, including security assessments, risk management, penetration testing, compliance frameworks and strategic advisory services. He has led large-scale engagements to design and develop the security programs for some of the country’s largest corporations, developing cost-effective security program road maps that demonstrably improve the organization’s maturity. He has also led major litigation support security engagements following some of the most visible data security breaches, supporting legal counsel with comprehensive assessments leading to dismissal of class and regulatory actions. He focuses primarily on retail, health care and financial organizations. Alain has 30 years of experience in a wide array of information systems and information security disciplines.
Alain leads RSM’s Security, Privacy, and Risk consulting practice in New England, and RSM US’s GDPR service offerings nationally. He is a frequent presenter at a variety of industry organizations, panels, and webcasts, as well as a frequent contributor to various publications.
Professional affiliations and credentials
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Qualified Security Assessor (QSA – PCI Council)
- International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2
- Society for Information Management (SIM)
- Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
- Master of Arts, computer science, Brandeis University
- Bachelor of Arts, computer science, summa cum laude, Brandeis University