The global construction industry experienced a 66% drop in company filings mentions of cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Larsen & Toubro with 28% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Cybersecurity in Construction – Filings Trends in Q3 2022.
Notably, cybersecurity was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q3 2022, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of batteries and environment, according to GlobalData.
Of the 50 leading companies in the construction industry, Larsen & Toubro had the greatest increase in references for cybersecurity in Q3 2022, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 32 cybersecurity-related sentences in the company's filings - 7% of all sentences - and an increase of 100% in Q3 2022 compared with Q2 2022. UltraTech Cement’s mentions of cybersecurity rose by 100% to 20 and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’s by 100% to 15.
GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for cybersecurity in Q3 2022 was 205.