Tuesday 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.
ATA President Chris Spear Explains
“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.”
The service was created in conjunction with the F.B.I.
— NAFC Trucking (@NAFC_ATA) February 21, 2018
Stopping Internet Trucking Crime
Fleet CyWatch will allow fleets to easily 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.