Freight Cybersecurity

If Trucking Stops, America Stops.

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During NMFTA's Digital Solutions Conference on Cybersecurity event in Houston, TX, the association debuted its cybersecurity video to attendees.

If trucking stops, we’d face catastrophic food shortages in just 3 days.

If trucking stops, gas stations would run dry in the same time.

Water supplies, hospitals, manufacturing, banking, and waste collection would all stop.

Almost every sector is truck dependent. And if we aren’t careful, (bad actors) might just succeed.

Watch the video now to discover how NMFTA can help prepare you and your teams against cyberthreats.

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.

Are you vulnerable to Cyberattacks?

NMFTA can help you prepare!

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NMFTA Cybersecurity on siriusXM


On Tuesday, February 13, NMFTA's Director of Enterprise Security, Antwan Banks, shared key takeaways from our 2024 Trucking Cybersecurity Trends Report and what you must know to steer clear of cyberattacks and bad actors.

Take a listen now, cause you can't afford to miss these insights.

On Monday, November 27, NMFTA's Executive Director, Debbie Sparks, and Director of Enterprise Security, Antwan Banks, talked with SiriusXM's Road Dog Trucking's On-Air Personality, Dave Nemo, about how drivers and fleets can (and must) stay cyber safe. Listen to this recording, today!

On Friday, November 3, NMFTA's Digital Solutions Conference on Cybersecurity attendees, Johanson Transportation Service's Steve Hankel and Airiam's Art Ocain, joined SiriusXM's Road Dog Trucking's On-Air Personality, Jimmy Mac, to give a recap of #NMFTACyber.

Cybersecurity webinars + Recordings

Navigating Data Privacy and Contractual Agreements in Carrier-Shipper Relationships

June 20, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Third-Party Cyber Risks: Strategies for Effective Risk Management

April 11, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Guardians of the Gateway: Unveiling API Security Secrets

February 15, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

NMFTA @ Manifest 2024

February 7, 2024 @ 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Cybersecurity resources

VCRWG Truck Matrix Update 2022


Commercial Transportation: Truck Hacking Slides


NMFTA Position on WiFi SSID and Password Reuse in Telematics Devices


Cybersecurity Workshops
& Conferences

NMFTA works to educate the transportation industry on potential cyber threats to connected vehicle fleets.

Each year, we host numerous workshops and an in-person conference that explores cybersecurity issues such as incident response, risk mitigation, data anomaly detection, and many others.

Make plans to attend the NMFTA Cybersecurity Conference, formally known as the Digital Solutions Conference on Cybersecurity, October 27-29 in Cleveland, OH.

This is the only conference in the trucking industry devoted to securing your business.

Cybersecurity, trucking industry, and supply chain professionals, from CIOs, CTOs, to CEOs, academia and government professionals are encourage to attend.

The 2023 event sold out so don't delay!


NMFTA Cyber Webinar Series: 

NMFTA is excited to announce its new, complimentary webinar series. Don't miss the opportunity to attend insightful one-hour events where you'll learn about the most pressing cybersecurity issues all from the comfort of your home or office.

Each webinar is offered at no charge for all audiences.


Cybersecurity Research
& Engagement

For nearly a decade, NMFTA has led the transportation industry in identifying, mitigating, and reducing cybersecurity risks. Each year we conduct and 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.

NMFTA Cybersecurity Podcasts

NMFTA's cybersecurity team has been asked to share insights from its 2024 Trucking Cybersecurity Trends Report and how fleets and organizations can steer clear of bad actors on numerous live podcasts.

Check out the recent clips below from FreightWaves' Loaded and Rolling; The Freight Coach Podcast; CCJ's 10-44 webisode; and a Supply Chain Brain interview from CSCMP Edge:

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