Is fleet maintenance the next cyberattack frontier?

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Updated Jun 7, 2024
A recent report from Colorado State showed that drivers’ ELDs were a point of cyber security vulnerability but the threat of a cyber breach isn’t so much about the ELD itself; it’s about a cyber pirate gaining access to a fleet’s telematics system. Just because a truck untethered rolling down the highway doesn’t mean it’s protected in any way from a cyber breach and threats loom when that truck comes in for service, of all places. There are dozens – maybe more – of diagnostics platforms and if one of those machines ever gets hacked, it basically becomes the on-ramp into the truck for bad-actors, according to National Motor Freight Traffic Association Senior Cybersecurity Research Engineer Ben Gardiner, who joins the 10-44 this week.