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INTEGRITY—When Our Way of Life Depends On It

Securing Transportation Sectors from Cyber Attack

Transportation sector leaders have been put on notice...

"I still do not get the sense that we are addressing cybersecurity with the seriousness that it deserves. I think we could search far and wide and not find a more disorganized, ineffective response to an issue of national security of this import." — Congressman James Langevin, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity and Science and Technology, as quoted by PC World, May 21, 2008.

Consider the US transportation network:

  • 3.9 million miles of public roads
  • 1.2 million trucking companies operating 15.5 million trucks including 42,000 HAZMAT trucks
  • 10 million licensed commercial vehicle drivers including 2.7 million HAZMAT drivers
  • 2.2 million miles of hazardous liquid and natural gas pipeline
  • 120,000 miles of major railroads
  • Nearly 15 million daily riders on mass transit and passenger rail systems nationwide
  • 25,000 miles of commercial waterways
  • 361 ports
  • 9.0 million containers through 51,000 port calls
  • 11.2 million containers via Canada and Mexico
  • 19,576 general aviation airports, heliports, and landing strips
  • 459 Federalized commercial airports
  • 211, 450 general aviation aircraft
  • General aviation flights represents approximately 77% of all flights in the US

Computer systems control every part of the nation's transportation network, including ports, freight yards, container terminals, and air traffic control systems. These computer systems are subject to attack by a single hacker working from anywhere in the world.

It's not a matter of if; it's only a matter of when as the vulnerability of these systems has already been demonstrated:

 

Sooner or later, cyber security strategies based on "pierce and patch" will result in:

  • Executives not in compliance with Federal laws and facing fines and/or prison sentences
  • Loss of ability to move raw and finished materials
  • Loss of value — market capitalization, revenue, earnings
  • Loss of customers
  • Millions lost defending or settling class action lawsuits
  • Millions of dollars spent on restoring service or refunding money to customers
  • Bankruptcy
  • Customer health and medical emergencies due to lack of food, medicine and other necessities
  • Widespread economic upheaval
  • Widespread political and social upheaval
  • Compromised national defense

A cyber security strategy based on "pierce and patch" is—

Unfathomable. Unacceptable. Untenable. Uneconomic.
And has largely been unfixable — until now.

INTEGRITY — the most secure and reliable software system ever developed — can provide transportation sectors with certified unbeatable cyber asset security. The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) has awarded INTEGRITY a rating of EAL6+ High Robustness. No software system has ever come close to these ratings before INTEGRITY.

With INTEGRITY, mission critical applications stay secure, customer data remains private, and control and command applications work without the possibility of intentional, hostile, well-funded, internal or external attack. And it's been certified — not once, but multiple times.

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement developed and is in the process of executing a strategy to ensure effective, efficient, and standardized operations within and among transportation modes. In short, the strategy calls for:

  • Completion of industry threat, vulnerability, and consequence assessment — INTEGRITY makes threat assessment simpler by eliminating the threats
  • Development of baseline security standards — INTEGRITY enables utilities to establish their own enterprise-wide and system-level protocols
  • Assessment of operator security status versus existing standards — INTEGRITY makes assessing operator security status versus existing standards easy. Access to and control of critical data are allowed based on a comprehensive policy strategy established by the Transportation service provider.
  • Development of plan to close gaps in security standards
  • Enhancement of systems of security — INTEGRITY enhances even the most minimal security systems as the security management controls will be military-grade

Certified as secure and reliable for both military and non-military use as a result of the most rigorous testing and evaluation possible, INTEGRITY offers:

  • True security
    • Open communication is possible without risk to critical assets
    • Mission critical assets and applications remain completely safe and secure
  • Cost savings
    • INTEGRITY Secure Consolidated Client (ISCC)
    • Simultaneous support of legacy and mission critical applications
  • Form flexibility
    • Protect desktop PCs, servers, Thin-Client Workstations and even PDAs
  • Open Standards
    • Supports Windows and Linux
    • Supports native POSIX-compliant applications
  • Certified security and reliability—no other operating system can offer this level of security and reliability and no other operating system has ever been certified to the levels of INTEGRITY

To learn more about how INTEGRITY Global Security can secure your transportation enterprise, please call 805.882.2500 or send email.

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