The reams of personally identifiable information in the possession of healthcare and pharmaceutical companies makes them a clear target for cyberattacks, but the transportation industry, which now ranks third in security vulnerability according to a recent whitepaper released by Gallagher, has different exposures than just the threat of losing drivers’ licenses or social security numbers.
“The transportation sector has a lot more risk in the operational technology side, so we look at how the transportation sector is deploying technology and how technology’s infused in the operation, and of course, unique is that they’re dependent more so than ever on technology,” said Adam Cottini, managing director of the cyber liability practice with Gallagher. “The critical processes themselves could be vulnerable to attacks which could lead to business interruption, cyber ransomware, and potentially data protection.”
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