Jeff and Brian talk all things cybersecurity with Security Fanatics’ Nick Espinosa and VERTEX’s Brian Rice. If you thought safety in the construction industry only had to do with keep workers safe from physical harm, think again. Digital threats and risks can be one of the biggest threats to a construction company’s livelihood, as the construction industry is one of the most targeted for cyberattacks. Nick and Brian share their wealth of experience, including recommendations for increasing awareness and decreasing susceptibility to attack, and war stories that will make any listener eager to review the measures they have in place as individuals and on a company level.
About the Hosts
Jeffrey Katz is an Executive Vice President of VERTEX who leads the contract claims group. Mr. Katz is a professional engineer who has been involved as a consultant or expert on large files across North America, preparing claims and expert reports related to delay and schedule impacts, productivity claims, project completion costs, unforeseen conditions, design issues, overpayment, construction defects, and more. In 2018, Mr. Katz was selected as one of Civil + Structural Engineer magazine’s Rising Stars.
Brian Padove joined Watt Tieder in 2018 after spending three years working as a litigation associate at a national insurance defense firm.
Brian focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, and suretyship while representing a wide variety of clients including contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and owners. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin as well as multiple federal district courts.