Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Carmakers Struggle to Hire White Hat Hackers

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McConnell Trapp has a special set of skills. He can hack into cars and control aspects of them from his computer.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology

Trucking Industry Confronts Growing Threat of Ransomware

Employees looking at computer screens Cybersecurity training for employees is critical because the biggest IT security risk largely remains the inside threat. (Getty Images)

Security experts had long warned the transportation industry was a major target for cyberattacks — then, a bombshell malware incident levied against international ocean shipper A.P. Moller Maersk publicly laid bare what was at stake.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
August 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Cyberattacks Called a Growing Threat to Trucking Industry

Ross Froat, Chris Cooper, Randy Goggans Ross Froat (left), Chris Cooper and Randy Goggans address the conference. (Robert Braswell/TMC)

RALEIGH, N.C. — The threat of cyberattacks to the trucking and logistics industries is real, the number of attacks are growing and each attack has the potential to cripple a company, according to a panel of experts June 6 at the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference here.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2018
Business, Technology

Data Takes Center Stage at Maintenance and Cybersecurity Conference

Jack Poster and Dave McLaughlin Jack Poster (left) and Dave McLaughlin at the opening session. (Robert Braswell)

RALEIGH, N.C. — In today’s trucking industry, data is king. That’s a theme running though the Technology & Maintenance Council Fleet Data Management & Cybersecurity Conference.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety

Could Truck Electronics Be the Next Cybersecurity Threat?

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Welcome to a potentially new world of cybercrime: trucks targeted for theft or sabotage by hacking into engine control modules and planting malicious code.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Cyber Defenders: How Fleets Are Preventing Hackers From Disrupting IT Systems, Stealing Data

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Cybersecurity threats are growing in both number and sophis­tication, forcing transportation companies to take additional steps to prevent these attacks from crippling their information technology systems, compromising proprietary data or potentially even disrupting trucks’ electronic controls.

Gary Frantz | Contributing Writer
April 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Equipment Cybersecurity Awareness

Trucking's at increasing risk of cybersecurity threats, and the risk is only going to grow as automated and other advanced technologies become commonplace in the industry.

Robert Braswell | Executive Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Business, Logistics

Maersk Says June Cyberattack Will Cost It Up to $300 Million

Maersk ship Emma Maersk Line

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S said a cyberattack that hit the owner of the world’s biggest container shipping company at the end of June will wipe as much as $300 million off profits in the third quarter.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2017

FedEx Says Cyberattack Will Hurt Earnings as TNT Systems Damaged

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FedEx Corp. said information systems at its TNT delivery unit may not fully recover from a June cyberattack, reiterating that the incident will hit the company’s financial results.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2017