Advanced Email Security for Logistics and Transportation

Combat phishing, fraud, and data theft targeting the transportation industry

Logistics and transportation companies are top targets for phishing and ransomware attacks.

Logistics and transportation businesses are being challenged by continued increases in the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks, particularly phishing, for reasons that include:

  • The many participants and integrated nature of the logistics and transportation industry contributes to a high level of supply chain risk
  • The attack surface has increased significantly as the industry has become reliant on internet-based operational processes, which drive down costs and increase speed, but open new pathways for cyberattacks
  • Small- and mid-sized firms are frequently the point of entry into the ecosystem–they compromise 58% of all targeted attacks in the industry, and tend to underestimate their risk, putting themselves and potentially larger partners and customers at risk
  • Adequate protection is frequently not in place to cover distributed work locations and a heavily mobile workforce using a myriad of devices

To protect logistics and transportation organizations from today's fast-moving, evasive phishing and malware attacks. Cyren's global security cloud identifies new threats in seconds. Our SaaS email and web security services block over 300 million threats a day while providing simple deployment, configuration and management. With cost-effective subscription pricing, you can start protecting your employees and agents immediately:

  • Defend customer and financial data from being compromised by phishing and malware
  • Ensure your employees use the internet safely–regardless of their device or location
  • Protect your customers, partners and suppliers from data theft and fraud

Resources to protect your business

Email Security Gap Analysis: Aggregated Results

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Buyers Guide for Email Security

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Office 365 Survey Report

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Why are transportation firms being targeted?

Extensive partnerships create risk – The interconnected nature of the industry makes email and web threats particularly dangerous. Shipping a single container involves information and goods transfers with at least ten different stakeholders. Every entity involved in the supply chain communicates and connects with other partners, creating points of shared access and risk.

Smaller players offer many points of entry – Small and mid-sized companies are integral parts of the supply chain and are frequently targeted to get at larger partners and customers, or find themselves affected as part of a broader supply chain attack. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Report, small businesses are the target of cyberattacks more than 58% of the time.

A larger attack surface from increased digitization – The logistics and transportation industry is becoming heaviliy reliant on internet-based operational processes, information transfer and data sharing. This means more systems that can potentially be targeted by cyber criminals and affected by attacks.

Geographically dispersed companies use disparate systems – Logistics involves multiple organisations using different technologies to do business across time zones and countries. This results in an asychronous technological and communcations environment where threats may take time to be discovered.

Logistics & Transportation case study: LV Shipping

The challenge: LV Shipping recognized that the threat landscape had changed considerably. Managing their agin email security appliance was becoming a full-time job, requiring constant checking of false positives and configuring of custom rules to keep threats at bay.

The Solution: LV Shipping decided a cloud-based SaaS solution would provide superior, faster protection and best meet their needs. After considering several alternatives, LV Shipping decided on Cyren for superior protection, simpler management and better support.

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During our Cyren Email Security proof of concept, the WannaCry ransomware outbreak infected companies everywhere because their security providers do not innovate – we didn't even notice it.

Lee Atkins – IT Manager, LV Shipping

10 Steps to Protect Your Logistics Business

  1. Automate threat updates to the shortest possible time interval.
  2. Deploy cloud-based email gateway protection from a security provider.
  3. Deploy a web security gateway.
  4. Protect against evasive threats with sandboxing.
  5. Use a password management tool and multi-factor authentication.
  6. Deploy endpoint security with active/behavioral monitoring.
  7. Patch early, patch often.
  8. Back up regularly and keep a copy off-site.
  9. Turn off network shares and unnecessary admin rights
  10. Train users.
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Advanced SaaS security for logistics and transportation

Cyren 100% cloud email security service protects logistics and transportation businesses from cyber threats, stopping phishing and malware attacks seeking to steal sensitive data and commit fraud.

Advanced protection delivered as SaaS
  • Block unknown threats, not just known threats
  • URL time-of-click protection
  • Ransomware outbreak protection
  • Zero-day phishing and zero-day malware defenses
  • Inline sandbox array with patient-zero protection
With powerful security management
  • Intuitive security dashboard with role-based admin
  • Granular security policy management
  • Personal quarantine for users
  • Real-time logging and security reporting

Maersk cyberattack originated in their supply chain

In June 2017, almost 100 ports and terminals around the globe came to a standstill or experienced delays as a result of a malware attack on the Maersk shipping co. All operations, including supply chain activities such as trucks arriving at ports for pick-up or delivery, were held up for hours to days.

The attack on Maersk's systems cost the company an estimated $300 million. And, with no way to clean the infected computers, Maersk had to rebuild a significant portion of its IT infrastructure, installing over 50,000 new PCs, servers, and applications over two weeks.

Analysis of the Maersk attack suggests that the complex logistics and transportation supply chain is partly to blame. The infection of Maersk facilities and ships by the NotPetya malware was likely the result of an initial attack on Ukranian businesses in their supply chain.

Top logistics and transportation security risks

Loss of sensitive corporate data – spoofed email and copycat websites can trick users into sharing valuable information, such as employee data, customer contact datam intellectual property, financial account information or transaction data.

Business interruption – Logistics and transportation businesses are reliant upon project and production schedules to ensure profitability and customer satisfaction. It takes only one phishing or malware attack to have a detrimental effect on schedules.

Financial loss – Malware can cause major financial damage by temporarily or permanently ruining computing systems. In addition, a phishing attack on a logistics or transport company that has just received a large payment could result in losing a sizable sum of money.

Reputation and loss of business – Logistics and transportation companies risk reputation damage and loss of clients if the company is used as the point-of-entry for a larger cyberattack. Cybercriminals will often use small stakeholder businesses to initiate a hack into a larger company.

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