Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Port of Houston Fended Off Hacking Attempt

Port of Houston Cranes at the Port of Houston by David J. Phillip/AP

The Port of Houston issued a statement Sept. 23 saying it had successfully defended against an attempted hack in August and “no operational data or systems were impacted.”

Alan Suderman | Associated Press
September 24, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

CyMetrics Helps Trucking Companies Close the Gap for Cyber-Risk

Chief Technology Officer William Elkins of CyMetrics William Elkins, chief technology officer at the business risk solutions company HudsonAnalytix, emphasized the importance of cybersecurity to the trucking industry. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Trucking company leaders interested in identifying cyber-risks may turn to CyMetrics as a resource for prioritized recommendations that are written “in English” rather than in heavy technical jargon, says their chief technology officer.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2021
Business, Technology

How Fleets Can Double Down on Ransomware Protection

Cyber locks JuSun/iStock-Getty Images Plus

With the threat of ransomware reaching new heights in 2021, many trucking and logistics companies are doubling down on their defenses against the scourge to make sure they’ve done everything they can to avoid becoming its next victim.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
September 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Biden Urges CEOs to Improve Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity From left: Apple CEO Tim Cook, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai at the White House meeting. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden urged a group of CEOs to help improve cybersecurity across the nation’s critical infrastructure and economy, citing a lack of trained professionals to adequately protect the U.S.

Rebecca Kern and Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
August 26, 2021
Government, Business

US Moves to Better Protect Infrastructure From Cyberthreats

Pipeline A Colonial Pipeline station is seen in Smyrna, Ga., near Atlanta. (Mike Stewart/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is eyeing ways to harden cybersecurity defenses for critical infrastructure, announcing July 28 the development of performance goals and a voluntary public-private partnership to protect core sectors.

Eric Tucker | Associated Press
July 28, 2021
Technology, Logistics

Reliable. Cost-Effective. Are You Destined for the Cloud?

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Program Airred: June 10, 2021. Cost-Savings. Security. Uptime. Explore the basics and learn just what a move to the cloud for services, hosting, computing and executing applications can do for your business success quickly and painlessly.  Experts share why a switch to the cloud is a “must” for companies in the transportation and logistics space. 

June 10, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Lawmakers Chide Colonial Pipeline for Weak Cybersecurity

Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via Associated Press)

U.S. lawmakers criticized Colonial Pipeline Co.’s cybersecurity practices as the company’s CEO faced his second day of questioning on Capitol Hill.

June 9, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

US Recovers Millions in Ransom From Colonial Pipeline Hackers

 The entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company in Charlotte, N.C. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press) The entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company in Charlotte, N.C. (Chris Carlson/Associated Press)

The U.S. recovered almost all the bitcoin ransom paid to the perpetrators of the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline Co. in May in a sign that law enforcement is capable of pursuing online criminals even when they operate outside the nation’s borders.

June 7, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Energy Chief Jennifer Granholm Cites Risk of Cyberattacks Crippling Power Grid

Jennifer Granholm Jennifer Granholm by Jacquelyn Martin/AP

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on June 6 called for more public-private cooperation on cyber defenses and said U.S. adversaries already are capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the U.S. power grid.

June 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Securing Your IT Network

Protecting your trucking company’s computer network from the latest cyberthreats is an even greater challenge in 2021 given the stubborn persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to security pros.

Joe Dysart | Webology 101
May 21, 2021