Guidance to Address Cybersecurity Risks Associated with Connected Truck Stop Technologies

When truck drivers need to rest, they do so at truck stops where they can enjoy modern amenities. Some of these amenities may involve information technology components that carry a degree of cybersecurity risk. In order to understand the cyber risks and impacts associated with modern truck stops and emerging truck-stop technologies, such as the potential to disrupt commerce, a technical scan is needed first to identify common technologies that are currently deployed at truck stops or may be deployed in the near future. Examples of these technologies include Truck-stop based Wi-Fi communications, Anti-idling amenities (e.g., idleAir, electric banking stations), and Electronic Logging Device supporting equipment. This project will conduct a technology scan with stakeholder from the motor freight industry and State- and privately-owned truck stops. It will then develop a risk model that examines cybersecurity risks associated with truck-stop technologies, and finally use this information to develop best practice guidance for truck-stop operators and the motor freight industry.

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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $400000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Intelligent Transportation Systems - Joint Program Office

  • Managing Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Sill, Steve

  • Start Date: 20200127
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211217
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Cybersecurity for ITS
  • Subprogram: Cybersecurity

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01864825
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2022 4:26PM