Mass Transit Magazine recently featured Matt Powell, Convergint’s Transportation Security Expert, in an article written by Justin Kern discussing suggestions for stronger data security. 

In many ways, the threat is evolving exponentially faster than regulations from government or recommendations from professional organizations. This is the same for manufacturers, whose due to product development time may be introducing products that are also behind the threat curve,” Powell said.

When it comes to data security and breaches, plenty of industries and individuals have had it lousier than transit in recent years. It might not stay that way.

In late 2016, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was hit with a ransomware attack, which compromised thousands of computers, doled out free rides and even led to the suspected hacker getting hacked. The resulting damage was minimal, but it dragged the transportation industry into the somewhat unfamiliar territory as a headline-grabbing cyber victim.