SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Fleets are more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats than ever before. Here are six things you can do to protect your operation from hackers.
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.
If you have read any of the headline stories about the trio of researchers from the University of Michigan who successfully hacked into the J1939 databus of a 2006-model-year truck, you might now believe that it’s discouragingly easy. While the researchers did manage to seize control of the truck’s throttle and engine brake controls, they used a laptop computer connected directly to the truck’s dataport (OBD port) to pull off their experiment.