Transportation Security

Autonomous Vehicle Security

 ​​​​​Autonomous vehicles (AV) are connected cyber-physical systems designed to improve the movement of people and goods across the country. This rapidly evolving technology relies on a complex system of systems to transmit and interpret data enabling safe operation. As connected devices, AV technology may also introduce new security risks and increase threats to sensitive information and public safety. Effectively managing risk in this evolving hybrid-threat environment requires close and consistent collaboration between cybersecurity and physical security professionals.

Autonomous Ground Vehicle Security Guide: Transportation Systems Section

 As the automotive industry continues to evolve, today’s ground vehicles are increasingly part of connected systems that will change and improve the movement of people and goods within communities and nationwide. Trucking, mass transit, and last-mile delivery services are among the first to adopt this advanced technology and multiple states are conducting pilots to ensure their safe integration. However, while autonomous ground vehicle technology offers benefits to organizations and communities, there are also potential threats to organizations, people, and assets.

CISA and INL Release Commercial Routing Assistance App

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) launched a new Commercial Routing Assistance (CRA) tool today for truckers and other commercial drivers in the U.S. This free app incorporates coordinated data streams and plots multiple routing options so commercial operators can plan and manage vehicle movements across multiple states quickly in times of disasters or other restrictions.
Last Published Date: May 6, 2020

2018 Transportation Systems Sector Activities Progress Report

As Co-Sector Risk Management Agencies (Co-SRMAs) for the Transportation Systems Sector, DHS—with TSA and the USCG as its executive agents—and DOT developed the 2018 Transportation Systems Sector Activities Progress Report.  In an effort of transparency to Sector stakeholders, this report reflects Co-SRMA progress toward Transportation Systems Sector-Specific Plan (TS SSP) goals and activities. 

Securing Soft Targets and Crowded Places Resources

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CPs), such as sports venues, shopping venues, schools, and transportation systems, are locations that are easily accessible to large numbers of people and that have limited security or protective measures in place making them vulnerable to attack. DHS has been working for many years to address ST-CP security and preparedness, with recent shifts in the threat landscape calling for renewed departmental focus on leveraging and maximizing its ST-CP security authorities, capabilities, and resources in an integrated and coordinated manner. 

The resources provided below represent the Department’s unified effort to provide public and private sector partners with updated and relevant information to enhance their preparedness and security.

Securing Soft Targets and Crowded Places

Soft Targets and Crowded Places (ST-CPs), such as sports venues, shopping venues, schools, and transportation systems, are locations that are easily accessible to large numbers of people and that have limited security or protective measures in place making them vulnerable to attack. DHS has been working for many years to address ST-CP security and preparedness, with recent shifts in the threat landscape calling for renewed departmental focus on leveraging and maximizing its ST-CP security authorities, capabilities, and resources in an integrated and coordinated manner.

Chemical Security Events

CISA sponsors events throughout the year to engage with stakeholders, exchange security-related information, and share best practices regarding chemical security.

Last Updated Date: July 26, 2021