Tuesday, January 26, 2021
IS THE TRANSIT INDUSTRY PREPARED FOR THE CYBER REVOLUTION?
PENNTRAIN, SPC, AND SPC'S TRANSIT OPERATORS COMMITTEE INVITE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENHANCE SURFACE TRANSIT CYBER PREPAREDNESS
Ransomware, data breaches, business email compromise and other cyber threats are on the rise, including among public transit agencies. Data flowing among vehicles, systems and vendors employed throughout the public transit industry is also growing. In short, the cybersecurity threat to public transit agencies is growing.
The Mineta Transportation Institute commissioned a study to assess transit's readiness to understand, mitigate, and respond to cybersecurity threats. The authors conclude the transit industry is ill-prepared to meet cybersecurity challenges, and provide policy recommendations for Congress, FTA, transit operators, and public transportation trade associations. The recent SolarWind cyber-attack on the U.S. government and thousands of private companies confirms the importance and findings of this revealing study.
Scott Belcher, JC, MPP, President and CEO of SFB Consulting, LLC
Brandon Thomas, MBA, Partner, Grayline Group
Cost: No charge. PennTRAIN has worked with PennDOT to waive registration fees for PPTA members through March 31, 2021.
Registration Limit: 98
NOTE: Because registration for this course is limited, all registrants will be expected to attend. If a registered person is not able to participate, they must inform PennTRAIN by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with as much notice as possible so that their seat may be made available to other interested parties.
Internet Access Required. This course will be presented via Zoom, and attendees must have an internet connection in order to participate. Because this course will include multiple videos, we recommend reviewing Zoom's system requirements in advance to be sure your internet connection will support the video feeds without issue. Links to join each session will be provided in advance via email.