cybersecurity

Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota Idles All Japan Plants Due to Supplier System Outage

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Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend output at all of its Japan factories on March 1 following disruptions to a supplier’s systems, marking another setback for the world’s top auto producer.

February 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Fleets Can Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Cybersecurity Threats

Warehouse illustration Photo by Wabash National; illustration by ipopba/iStock/Getty Images Plus

It may not be possible to eliminate cybersecurity breaches, but with the right safeguards in place, trucking and logistics companies can reduce the risk of being hacked or falling victim to a ransomware attack, industry experts said.

Hilary Daninhirsch | Special to Transport Topics
February 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Delay in Creating New Cybersecurity Board Prompts Concern

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RICHMOND, Va. — It’s a key part of President Joe Biden’s plans to fight major ransomware attacks and digital espionage campaigns: creating a board of experts that would investigate major incidents to see what went wrong and try to prevent the problems from happening again — much like a transportation safety board does with plane crashes.

Alan Suderman | Associated Press
January 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

US Unveils New Cyber Mandates for Passenger, Freight Rail Carriers

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Major passenger and freight railroads will soon be required to report cybersecurity breaches quickly and review how susceptible they are to cyberattack, senior officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Dec. 2.

December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

House Transportation Policymakers Recommend Additional Pipeline Security

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

The leaders of the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives pressed federal agencies to continue their robust response and review of cybersecurity operations months after a cyberattack disrupted a major petroleum pipeline.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Cyber Official Warns ‘American Way of Life’ at Risk From Hackers

Jen Easterly Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, appears before the House Homeland Security Committee. (House Homeland Security Committee via YouTube)

A top U.S. cybersecurity official offered a dire warning to members of Congress Nov. 3, saying the “American way of life” faces serious risks amid the drumbeat of ransomware attacks and physical threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

November 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

IG Audit: FMCSA Systems Vulnerable to Hacking, Malware

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A new Department of Transportation Inspector General audit concludes that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s information technology infrastructure is fraught with security weaknesses that are at risk for compromise by hackers and the placement of malware.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 26, 2021
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

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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

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