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Cybersecurity experts caution against something far more foundational than ransomware attacks or private data thefts when it comes to threats in the construction sector: Their eyes are on the security of building materials.  

“Take for instance the construction of a bridge, you have to have that strength integrity,” said Jason Vigh, principal consultant for 1898 & Co., a Kansas City, Missouri-based business, technology and cybersecurity consulting firm. “What if [hackers] change the systems that are actually being used to automate [the project] and it collapses… all because the supply chain is compromised in the first place.”