ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Trucking Associations announced the launch of Fleet CyWatch, a new service for its motor carrier and council members to use for reporting cybercrimes affecting fleet operations.
"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 ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. "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 was developed by ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council and Transportation Security Council, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to assist fleets in reporting information about trucking related internet crimes and cyber-attacks, and in providing information to fleets about threats that may impact their operations. Fleet CyWatch coordinates with private and federal efforts to provide motor carriers with information and recommendations in the areas of cybersecurity awareness, prevention, and mitigation methods. The program connects industry, federal enforcement, and associations and trade groups specialized in cybersecurity to improve U.S. road transport safety.
By subscribing to Fleet CyWatch, fleets will be easily able to 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. The program's responding alerts will address cybersecurity training and education, cyber-threat trends and patterns and best practices development.
Click here to subscribe to ATA's Fleet CyWatch Program.