IoT is revolutionizing transportation -- from helping people stay better informed to maximizing supply chain efficiency.
By 2020, Forbes estimates that transportation will be tied for the top spot in terms of IoT investment. While IoT brings tremendous potential value to the transportation industry, with it come serious risks. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently declassified the fact that for several years now, vulnerable network devices have been the attack-vector of choice and one of the most effective techniques for sophisticated hackers and advanced threat actors. In this environment, there has never been a greater need to improve network infrastructure security.
Two attacks in 2017 refocused attention on prevention. Container line Maersk was hit and affected operations for weeks, eventually costing the company close to $300 million in losses. FedEx’s TNT subsidiary was also hit in 2017. The eventual cost? At least $300 million.
In order for your transportation business to mitigate the risks created by IoT devices, you need the ability to:
Finite State’s cybersecurity platform leverages its unique IoT device and firmware risk database to give unparalleled visibility into the exponentially growing number of IoT devices that now make up a significant percentage of most networks in the transportation world. Just as important, Finite State delivers a proactive solution that leverages both defensive and responsive capabilities to defend the network, by detecting threats and employing decoys, honeypots, and other techniques to assess the risk, isolate the attack, and defend your network.
The true potential of IoT happens only when it’s secure. Finite State enables the IoT revolution by providing that security.