In May, a ransomware cyberattack forced the shutdown of a major U.S. pipeline between Texas and New York, causing disruption to the supply of diesel and other petroleum products.
The event even prompted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to create more flexibility for motor carriers and drivers hauling these products to the affected states.
Whether a large-scale attack like this one, or a smaller-scale attack on individual trucks, how real is the threat of cyberattacks in the trucking industry? Heavy Duty Trucking has gathered up some of the top cybersecurity-related articles into one place for quick reference:
- Taking Stock of Cybersecurity with Carrier Logistics’ Kevin Linardic: Think just because you're a small trucking company that you won't be an attractive target for cyberattacks? Think again.
- Don’t Let Your Trucking Data Be Held Hostage: News of major hacks against companies, governments and other organizations has become common. No organization, it appears, is immune from cyber threats, and trucking has become a heavily targeted industry.
- Why Trucking Companies Need to Plan Now for a Cyber Attack: Transportation and logistics companies are now among the top-targeted industries by computer hackers. What can you do to prevent and prepare for a ransomware attack or a malicious computer virus?
- Ongoing Focus, Training Are Keys to Plugging Cybersecurity Gaps in Trucks: Trucks are becoming ever more connected, with tools like telematics systems tracking every move. The challenge is that potential vulnerabilities continue to grow with the capabilities.
- Can Trucks be Hacked?: Does trucking face a cyber-threat resulting from weaknesses in the electronic architecture of its trucks?
- How Secure is Your ELD?: Ever since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration opened up its self-certification registration system for mandatory electronic logging devices, there have been a number of new-entrant companies offering ELDs – but how confident can you be that those devices are safe from hacking or data breaches?
- Cyber Security: Connect at Your Own Risk: How fleets can enjoy greater connectivity without risking more cyber attacks.
- Data Breaches: Don’t be Part of the Problem – Be Part of the Solution: If you knew there were thieves in your neighborhood and still left your bike on the front lawn, you wouldn’t call the inevitable robbery a break-in or home invasion, you'd call it stupidity. Our Guest Voices blog takes a look at cybersecurity.