As the COVID-19 pandemic drove demand for products in the midst of a massive labor shortage, transportation and logistics leaders were left trying to solve extensive shipping delays and disruptions to the supply chain.
Add in major cybersecurity attacks, and the transportation and logistics industries have experienced dramatic fluctuations. Now more than ever, it’s vital that industry leaders pay attention to vulnerabilities and cyber threats to prevent downtime and further disruption.
When, Not If: Transportation Hacks in the News
Leaders in this industry are aware of the heightened risk of cybersecurity attacks — and like other industries, it’s a matter of when, not if, an attack will happen. The early 2021 Colonial Pipeline attack affected Americans across the Eastern half of the country, and it was one of the larger incidents. Cyberattacks haven’t slowed. In early 2022 Swissport, a Swiss airport management service, reported a ransomware attack that targeted its IT infrastructure.
In response to the rise in cyberattacks in the transportation industry, and prompted by major attacks like the Colonial Pipeline incident, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency continues to set forth cybersecurity directives intended to protect companies. InfoSystems leaders and technicians bring advanced expertise to mitigate risk, understand vulnerabilities, and adapt to the most recent directives.
Adapting for the Future
With increased pressure to boost security against malicious cyberattacks, it’s vital transportation and logistics leaders turn to a trusted, experienced cybersecurity partner.
• Protect vital assets and prevent downtime. Undergo a cybersecurity impact review to highlight any potential threats and understand ways to mitigate risk, particularly in today’s volatile climate for cyberattacks.
• Ransomware is a threat, no matter the size of the company. InfoSystems puts clients on the offense against cyberattacks, evaluating any possible cracks in a company’s digital armor. Using tested techniques, including simulating phishing and employee awareness training and firewall management, InfoSystems builds a strategy unique to a company’s needs.
• Similar to other industries, new technology may introduce new vulnerabilities. Tech that increases connectivity and efficiencies in transportation may be adding unintended risk. InfoSystems deploys tools like mobile device management and security information & event management to ensure network security amid emerging technologies and systems.
• Adapt to the NIST cybersecurity framework with the guidance and support from InfoSystems. Our experienced professionals understand the unique needs of transportation and logistics firms and are armed with knowledge of the most up-to-date cybersecurity protocols.
Ready to get started? Contact InfoSystems to better understand your company’s vulnerabilities and mitigate risk of cyberattacks.
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