Transport Technology Forum issues cybersecurity standards and guidelines summary


The UK’s Transport Technology Forum has issued new guidance to help organisations to keep up to date with the vast amount of information available about cyber security standards in order to keep their data safe and secure.

The Cyber Security Signposting Guidance repository is a collation of various online resources including standards, guidelines, certifications, frameworks and directives from around the world. While increased use of data and cloud services offers great potential, it exposes huge risks too, particularly from cyber-attacks. The collators of the document note that the impact of a security breach could be devastating, with incorrect information and unavailability of technology resulting in dangerous scenarios or potential fatalities.

The document, sponsored by the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) National Security Division, is designed to help people using connected vehicle and infrastructure data to navigate their way through numerous online resources, to enable the design, procurement, implementation and maintenance of cyber secure solutions, help demonstrate the understanding of the importance of the issue and ensure roads are cyber-secure now and in the years to come.

It is designed to be used during procurement, in setting cyber baselines, specifying equipment and benchmarking.

“This is another example of the TTF delivering real value to authorities when they are dealing with fast-changing technology,” commented Arup intelligent mobility lead Tim Gammons. “This repository summarises so much in so little space, it is an efficient go-to resource to ensure that the people procuring or delivering cyber solutions have all the information they need in one easy-to-use document.”

These are divided in four categories; “Intelligent Transport Systems”, “Vehicles”, “Communication” and “General” and covers guidance topics such as Data Security, Operations and Cryptography.

You can read the documents in full here.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).