Connectivity is changing commercial truck fleet operations. While the development of autonomous heavy vehicles is still in early stages, fleet owners have been increasingly relying on “connected” trucks to improve their uptime, safety, fuel efficiency and tracking, among other things. But every connected technology — from telematics and remote diagnostics to in-cab software and on-board IoT devices like cameras — adds new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Each of the technologies comes with security risks, and with everything interconnected, the exposure is exponential. Frost & Sullivan forecasts that 55 percent of commercial trucks in North America will be connected by 2025. As connectivity becomes “the way of the future” for the industry, fleet owners and operators need to consider the implications. How can they control the cybersecurity risks while still embracing innovation?
Read how the growing trucking fleets in various countries could be open to cybersecurity risks on Infosec Institute.