Modern societies need transportation companies to function.
Transportation companies need effective cybersecurity to function.
Beyond the personal data of employees that transportation companies hold, cybercriminals are also looking to get hold of proprietary information as well as access to the transportation sector's geographically wide-reaching and diverse supply chain connections. This puts the transportation industry at risk to a range of disruptive and destructive threats from both financially and politically motivated threat actors.
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The transportation industry is the 3rd most vulnerable to cybercrime
Transportation companies often rely on legacy technologies with unpatched software vulnerabilities, as well as unsecured IoT devices for their operations, leaving them exposed and vulnerable to attacks.
"While the transportation industry has implemented technology in some ways, namely to increase efficiency in operations, the adoption of technology that minimizes vulnerability to cyber threats hasn't necessarily occurred at the same rate."
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security designates the Transportation System Sector as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose disruption would have a debilitating effect on U.S. national security."
"Cybercriminals are targeting the travel industry like never before. It's not hard to see why: The industry is a huge economic engine."