As the rail industry becomes more digitally reliant and connected, the sophisticated computerized devices it employs become more vulnerable to cyber attacks. In the transit-rail sector, several agencies have fallen victim to ransomware incidents over the past few years.
Enter cybersecurity, or measures taken to protect against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or system damage or disruption. Protecting hardware, software and information, as well as preventing disruptions or a misdirection of services, is a high priority for transit agencies.
Freelancer Lorie West wrote an article for our September issue that describes how transit agencies can mind current trends and mine some government resources to bolster their cybersecurity.
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