Truckers Increasingly Aware of the Need for Cybersecurity
Here’s an indication of how the awareness of the need for heightened cyber security keeps rolling on: DarkReading reports that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has launched “FleetCyWatch, a new service for members of the trucking industry to share threat information and report cybercrimes affecting fleet operations.”
What would such a cybercrime be? From the ATA’s own release on the subject:
“As the industry responsible for delivering America’s food, fuel and other essentials, security is of paramount importance, particularly in an increasingly technologically connected world,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Fleet CyWatch is the next logical step in our association’s and our industry’s commitment to working with law enforcement and national security agencies to keep our supply chain safe and secure.
“Fleet CyWatch was developed by ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council and Transportation Security Council, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to assist fleets in reporting information about trucking related internet crimes and cyber-attacks, and in providing information to fleets about threats that may impact their operations. Fleet CyWatch coordinates with private and federal efforts to provide motor carriers with information and recommendations in the areas of cybersecurity awareness, prevention, and mitigation methods. The program connects industry, federal enforcement, and associations and trade groups specialized in cybersecurity to improve U.S. road transport safety.”
They’re on the lookout for “internet crimes related to disrupting fleet operations, which are then communicated to the proper authorities,” like, indeed, the FBI. Here/s the ATA’s own release on the subject.