Cybersecurity Gaps and Opportunities in the Logistics Industry

Cybersecurity Gaps and Opportunities in the Logistics Industry

Shipping and logistics is, in many ways, the backbone of our lives and businesses. What business doesn’t benefit from fresh food or a timely delivery? Unfortunately, this industry is open to cyberattacks just like anyone else. Luckily, groups in the trucking and logistics industry aren’t powerless to address these challenges. Check out how you can begin to take a strategic approach to security on the road. 


Recent Cyberattacks on the Logistics Sector


Trucking and logistics companies suffered their fair share of cyber attacks in 2020. In October 2020, a U.S. flatbed trucking group said ransomware had affected one of its operating companies. They made this announcement after the Conti ransomware group posted files from what it claimed was the operating company to the dark web.


A trucking and freight transportation logistics company suffered a Hades malware infection in December 2020. In response, the company was forced to take all of its IT systems offline while it dealt with the attack.


The COVID-19 vaccine supply chain has also been attacked, this time using the venerable method of phishing emails. A threat actor broke into a German biomedical company critical to the COVID-19 cold chain. From there, they launched phishing emails to its partners involved with transporting the vaccine. 


So, what’s going on in the trucking and logistics industry that’s fueling these attacks?


Cybersecurity Challenges Abound


Trucking and logistics groups are grappling with several digital challenges at once. One of the most important of those is ..