The transportation sector has become fertile hunting ground for cyber attackers because there's high-value associated with the entire process. From the financial obligations between shipper and carrier to the value of the freight itself, there are many targets of opportunity.
There are many advantages of creating a proactive security posture to protect your cargo and your company including regulatory adherence, vulnerability management and protection from financial, time and reputational damage.
Proactive security programs are often part of regulatory requirements in certain industries. When you put robust measures in place, it shows your commitment to cybersecurity and helps you avoid issues with compliance, especially if an attack does occur.
Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing offer in-depth insights to prevent security breaches before they occur. With these measures, you can assess your weak points before hackers find them, giving you a chance to shore up security.
No matter the type or size of a breach, they nearly always come with financial damage, lost time, and reputational damage. You may need to pay a ransom to regain access to your systems, but on an operational level, you may face disruptions that last for weeks or months – if not years.
As a result, you may have lost revenue, unhappy customers, and a lot of wasted time. With reputational damage, you could feel the effects of lost trust in the brand you worked so hard to build for years.
Reactive cybersecurity measures aren’t a match for the sophisticated cyber criminals of today. They’re more organized, smarter, and more creative, and they understand the high-value targets that logistics companies represent.