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The biggest cybersecurity threats your fleet faces (and what to do about them)

Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

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Fleets are connected. Trucks, fleet managers and drivers are all linked by technology streaming massive amounts of data over the air to your telematics dashboards and diagnostics repair software. With great connectivity comes increased vulnerability. Let’s make no bones about it: Cybersecurity needs to be taken seriously because the biggest weakness is people. Weak passwords, phishing scams and poor (or non-existent) data recovery plans are a threat to your fleet. You can’t hand-wave the threats away and assume someone with “IT” in their title is taking care of it. You have to be aware of the vulnerabilities and do your due diligence when working with connected equipment and personnel.

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Let’s plug into the top precautions you can take when operating your trucks and working with those inside and outside of your fleet. I connected with Ben Wiesen, president of Carrier Logistics Inc., for an overview of the threats every fleet faces and the steps that can be taken to protect your trucks and people. Watch the video above for all of the insight.

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