Why Cybersecurity Is
Important to Us
NMFTA represents over 500 carriers who collectively operate over 200,000 power units generating approximately $100 billion in freight revenue. Our members perform a vital service to our nation's economy by delivering the goods necessary to keep commerce flowing. Protecting the physical assets that deliver goods throughout our supply chain is essential to all.
Why Are We Vulnerable?
Commercial transportation carriers operate a diverse fleet of vehicles. These vehicles are designed and built with both OEM factory equipment, as well as aftermarket telematics units.
Using common communication interoperability standard SAE J1939, OEMs can offer vehicles in different configurations using parts such as brakes, transmissions and engines outsourced from 3rd parties, which increases supply chain cybersecurity risks.
Additionally, the extensive impact of transportation disruptions creates particular concern regarding potential outages. These characteristics make the commercial transportation security risk profile substantially different than passenger automobiles.
NMFTA works to educate the transportation industry on potential cyber threats to connected vehicle fleets.
Each year, we host workshops and conferences that explore cybersecurity issues such as incident response, risk mitigation, data anomaly detection, and many others.
Presentations on research and other cyber-related topics are included for attendees to engage in the material and deliberate possible solutions.
We lead the transportation industry in identifying, mitigating, and reducing cybersecurity risks. Each year we conduct & sponsor research to increase our understanding of security threats to our industry.
The NMFTA participates in and sponsors industry events such as the CyberTruck Challenge, DefCon Car Hacking Village, and others, to help develop the human resource talents needed to address this issue in the long term and help build a community of interest.
NMFTA also partners with other entities including various government agencies and private sector companies to help create best practices & standards, educate, and build awareness of commercial transportation security issues.