February 22, 2018
ATA is offering a new service to its members to help protect fleets from cyberattacks called Fleet CyWatch.
The American Trucking Associations has launched the Fleet CyWatch service for reporting cybercrimes that affect fleet operations.
The tool was developed by ATA’s Technology and Maintenance Council and Transportation Security Council in conjunction with the FBI and is being offered to ATA carrier and council members.
“As the industry responsible for delivering America’s food, fuel and other essentials, security is of paramount importance, particularly in an increasingly technologically connected world,” said Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO. “Fleet CyWatch is the next logical step in our association’s and our industry’s commitment to working with law enforcement and national security agencies to keep our supply chain safe and secure.”
Fleet CyWatch assists fleets in reporting information about trucking related internet crimes and cyberattacks. The tool also provides information to fleets about threats that may impact their operations and coordinates with private and federal efforts to provide carriers with information and recommendations in the areas of cybersecurity awareness, prevention, and mitigation methods.
By subscribing to Fleet CyWatch, fleets can report all types of internet crimes related to disrupting fleet operations, which are then communicated to the proper authorities. After protecting the identity of the reporting fleet, the information is also shared with intelligence analysis agencies and the motor carrier community subscribed to Fleet CyWatch.
ATA said the program’s responding alerts will address cybersecurity training and education, cyber-threat trends and patterns, and best practices development.