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security, but criminal hackers and cybercriminals
who are more motivated by money and
ransom than the actual disruption of transportation
systems.
It is important that private companies, cities,
states and regulators at the highest federal levels
understand the threat to various systems and the
ways those threats can be mitigated.
What's the solution here? For each aspect of
transportation that could potentially be impacted,
a comprehensive cybersecurity plan must be
developed and implemented.
The Impact of the Private
Cybersecurity Sector on Mass Transit
Fortunately for mass transit and transportation
companies of all sizes, there is no need to
reinvent the cybersecurity wheel. Other highly-regulated
industries such as healthcare and
financial services are already taking steps to
develop more comprehensive cybersecurity
measures that can be applied for the benefit of
the transportation industry:
* Assess the organization using industry-standard
frameworks to baseline the current state of maturity.
Identify gaps, vulnerabilities and threats
to quantify organizational risk.
* Establish goals and milestones as part of
an overall plan.
* Formalize policies, standards, roles and
responsibilities in case of an attack.
* Assess and track risk until remediated.
* Fully implement and enforce processes
and new procedures.
* Engage third-party expertise to identify
and fill any talent or skill gaps.
With new directives and policies in
place and evolving as the need arises, for many
mass transit systems, it makes sense to find a
trusted third-party partner. It's simpler and in
many cases less costly than developing and hiring
for a cybersecurity department from the ground
up. Just be sure the selected company is familiar
with the unique challenges of mass transit system
cybersecurity and has the agility to pivot as both
threats and security systems evolve.
Think your transportation system is prepared
for a cybersecurity breach? It's time to think
again, but not to stop there. It's time to be proactive
before you're forced into a costly reaction.
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Jason Stokes is chief
information security
officer (CISO) and vice
president, Security
Services at Secuvant, LLC.
Chris Barker is a Secuvant
Executive Board Member,
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Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Metro Transit Credits Constant Collaboration with Law Enforcement Partners as Key to Security Success Trend results include crime
Think Mass Transit is Ready for Cybersecurity Breaches? Time to Think Again.
2021 Transit Safety & Security Report
Implementing Zero- Emission Technology
APTA Expo 2021 Recap
Mass Transit Supplier Directory Company Listings
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december 2021-january 2022 - Metro Transit Credits Constant Collaboration with Law Enforcement Partners as Key to Security Success Trend results include crime
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december 2021-january 2022 - Think Mass Transit is Ready for Cybersecurity Breaches? Time to Think Again.
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december 2021-january 2022 - 2021 Transit Safety & Security Report
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