Cyber Security Risk Assessment Tools
As the transportation infrastructure is operated with more connectivity between systems, it becomes important that the intelligent transportation system components and processes are dependable, resilient, authenticated and used appropriately. To this end, a more formal process of monitoring, alerting, and advising owners/operators of these systems must be established. Although there are other organizations and processes that cover some aspects of roadway ICS/ITS deployments, a focused effort would better serve the highway transportation community with those existing avenues if put into a collaborative and supporting role. As such, the project team (ITE, AASHTO, ITS America, NEMA, and NACTO) are proposing a Transportation Systems Cyber-Security Framework (TSCF) to meet this need.
- Providing a means of rapid, secure communication of relevant cybersecurity challenges among trusted stakeholders.
- Provide a common means whereby all stakeholder classes (including USDOT FHWA; regional, state, and municipal traffic system operators; equipment manufacturers and integrators; academia; the cybersecurity community; and law enforcement may communicate as equals to discuss and develop guidance to address cybersecurity challenges.
- Develop guidance that may be implemented on a responsive basis as cybersecurity threats materialize.
Cyber Transportation Systems Framework
The landscape in which transportation systems reside and how it operates is changing as computers and communication systems become essential features to sustain highway and street-level operations in metropolitan areas. With this changing environment, the threat environment has also changed. Information sharing regarding threats to the transportation infrastructure is now critically important. This restricted portal endeavors to share information regarding cyber security vulnerabilities and exploitation quickly and efficiently among subscribers.