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Boxx Academy trains to fight cyber security threats

April 10, 2019 by John Smith

Boxx Insurance reports that 67% of cyber security incidents are caused by employee negligence, but says it has a solution in the form of online cyber security training available through Boxx Academy. Built in a partnership with Hiscox, a Lloyd’s […]

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Protection against cyber attacks

June 21, 2018 by John Smith

ERM Advanced Telematics has developed the integrated hardware and software that it says will protect vehicles from ransomware and other cyber attacks. eCyber will be available to OEMs and the aftermarket as of the fourth quarter of 2018, and can […]

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How safe is your ELD?

June 14, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. — Electronic logging devices (ELDs) present a real threat to security for the trucking industry says Geotab vice president, product safety Glenn Atkinson.

“It’s surprising the number of small to medium-sized companies that aren’t aware of what they’re putting in their truck,” he said at a morning session at the 2018 Geotab Connect conference.

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Uninformed staff a weak link in cybersecurity

March 28, 2018 by John Smith

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Connected objects are increasingly becoming a part of our business, our vehicles, and our lives, and with that comes an increased potential to be hacked. Whether an attacker’s aim is to profit by stealing your information, your […]

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Cyberattacks are a real threat to trucking: panel

February 27, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It can begin with someone surfing porn on a fleet tablet, clicking on the link in an email from someone who appears to be a trusted customer, or even using a poorly designed ELD. But no matter how a breach in fleet systems is created, the cybersecurity threats in trucking are all too real.

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Canada ill-prepared for autonomous vehicles: Senate committee

January 31, 2018 by John Smith

OTTAWA, ON – Canada is ill-prepared for the arrival of autonomous and connected vehicles – even though driverless cars are already a reality, Canada’s Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has concluded.

The committee responded this week with 16 recommendations to help prepare for the technology to come, calling for such things as a national strategy and cybersecurity measures to maintain public safety and confidence.

“We are on the cusp of a transportation revolution, and Canada must be ready. Cities were ill-prepared when ride sharing came to Canada. We cannot afford to repeat this mistake,” said Senator Dennis Dawson, deputy chairman of the committee.