Business, Technology, Safety

Trucking Industry Has Become a Top Target of Ransomware Attacks

Cybersecurity panel at 2019 MCE Panelists (from left) Harold Sumerford Jr. of J&M Tank Lines, Sharon Reynolds of Omnitracs and Joseph Saunders of RunSafe Security discuss measures to counter the threat of ransomware attacks against motor carriers. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Transportation is now one of the most cyberattacked industries in the United States, which puts trucking in the crosshairs of hackers, a panel of cybersecurity experts said during American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 6.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Perspective

Perspective: Best Practices for Fleets’ Contract Security

Contract security breaches can result in severe and high-profile consequences for a business, especially in today’s hyper-connected world. What are some best practices fleets can implement to increase contract security?

Timothy Donaghy | Chief Technology Officer, Contract Logix LLC
June 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Cybercrime: Yes, It Can Happen to Your Fleet

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Cyberattacks have become one of the top risks facing U.S. businesses, and trucking and logistics companies are no exception. Despite the increasing sophistication of these attacks, it’s still tempting to dismiss the threat — to think it’ll never happen to you. But the danger is very real and must be taken seriously by transportation firms of all sizes.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

How Hackers Could Cause Chaos on America’s Roads and Railways

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When hackers struck the Colorado Department of Transportation in a ransomware attack in February and again eight days later, they disrupted the agency’s operations for weeks.

Jenni Bergal | Stateline.org
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Focusing on 'Simple Things' Best Defense Against Cyberattacks

McLeod Cybersecurity panel Hoeflinger (left), Turner and Michael Anaya (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Defending against cyberattacks is often a matter of returning to the basics, according to Justin Turner, director of the counterthreat unit special operations team at SecureWorks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Certain Insurance Coverages May Not Protect Fleets Against Cyberattack Losses, Experts Warn

TNT Express truck A TNT truck travels a highway. The company recently was hacked. (Graham Richardson/Plymouth Transit)

The cyberattack that befell FedEx Corp.’s TNT Express unit earlier this summer highlights an ever-increasing risk that many trucking fleets are up against — and which may not be insured under the typical coverages they carry, insurance industry experts say.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
August 17, 2017
Business, Technology

APM Terminal Cyber Attack Costs Drivers Time, Wages

A global cyberattack that hit shipping behemoth A.P. Moller-Maersk is creating enormous stress at the APM Terminal in Elizabeth, N.J.

July 12, 2017