Enhancing Cybersecurity in Public Transportation

Principal Investigators:

Sean J. Barbeau Ph.D
Jay Ligatti, Ph.D.


Cybersecurity is a significant concern in all industries. Given the rapid adoption of technology in the area of automated and connected vehicles, transportation infrastructure is a particularly attractive target. The concern is so great that in 2013 the Florida Legislature requested the formation of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, which named transportation as a key focus area. The goal of this project is to improve the cybersecurity of public transportation systems in Florida. More specifically, the objectives of the research project are to identify and mitigate transit cybersecurity liabilities and facilitate ongoing cybersecurity information exchange among Florida transit agencies, their vendors, and cybersecurity researchers.

Cybersecurity Events:
Friday, November 9, 2018
USF Kopp Engineering Building (ENG) Room 003
5:00pm – 7:00pm

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Grant DTRT13-G-UTC56
USF # 71846-00
Funding Amount $292,995
Project Start Date 12/18/17
Expected Date of Completion 6/30/19
Performing Organization Center for Urban Transportation Research- National Center for Transit Research
Sponsor Organization Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology- University Transportation Centers Program -Department of Transportation
Sponsor Organization Florida Department of Transportation
Project Manager Robert L. Bertini Ph.D
Principal Investigator Sean J. Barbeau Ph.D


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