Business, Technology

US to Sue Contractors Who Don’t Report Cyberattacks

Monaco Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco speaks with reporters during a past news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is poised to sue government contractors and other companies who receive U.S. government grants if they fail to report breaches of their computer systems or misrepresent their cybersecurity practices, the department’s No. 2 official said Oct. 6.

Eric Tucker | Associated Press
October 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Infrastructure Stakeholders Promote Cybersecurity Investments

Colonial Pipeline gate Colonial Pipeline was the victim of a ransomeware attack in May, resulting in temporary fuel shortages along the East Coast. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Nearly three months after a cyberattack against a prominent petroleum products distributor on the East Coast, groups representing various infrastructure sectors called for robust methods to protect the country’s freight and mobility grids.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

JBS Poised to Reopen Most Meat Plants Hobbled by Cyberattack

JBS The JBS Beef Production Facility in Greeley, Colo. (Michael Ciaglo/Bloomberg News)

JBS SA, the world’s largest meat producer, has made “significant progress” to resolve the cyberattack that hit its global operations and will have the “vast majority” of its plants operational June 2.

June 2, 2021
Business, Equipment

Japanese Carmaker Honda Hit by Cyberattack

A long row of unsold cars sits at a Honda dealership in Colorado June 7 A long row of unsold cars sits at a Honda dealership in Colorado June 7 (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

Japanese carmaker Honda said June 9 that it has been hit by a cyberattack that disrupted its business in several countries, though it expects the overall impact to be contained.

Danica Kirka | Associated Press
June 9, 2020
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 | Senior 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 |
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