November 2021 Community Call
November 3rd, 2021 11:00am
Ms. Katherine McClaskey, DHS Program Lead, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Autonomous Ground Vehicle Security: Transportation Systems Sector
In 2020, CISA conducted an internal study and developed a report on autonomous vehicles. This report covers the historical trajectory and trends of autonomous surface vehicle systems, examines the shape of near-term adoption, identifies a threat model to understand and mitigate potential vehicle attacks caused by these systems, and presents ideas for efforts to mitigate these threats. In reviewing the report, CISA determined that the early adopters of autonomous ground vehicles in the Transportation Systems Sector (e.g., mass transit, trucking, and last mile delivery services) may benefit from guidance on potential threats and risk mitigation options. As such, CISA developed the Autonomous Ground Vehicle Security Guide: Transportation Systems Sector.
CISA developed the Autonomous Ground Vehicle Security Guide: Transportation Systems Sector based on the internal autonomous vehicles report, open-source research, and coordination with the Transportation Security Administration’s Surface Policy Division and the Department of Transportation’s Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response. Specifically, CISA developed the product to help Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) within the sector to understand the risks associated with autonomous ground vehicles and implement strategies that can greatly reduce risk to people and property.