Enhancing Cybersecurity in Public Transportation

Enhancing Cybersecurity in Public Transportation

Principal Investigator:

Sean J. Barbeau 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 Cybersecurity1, 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: (1) Identify and mitigate transit cybersecurity liabilities (2) Facilitate ongoing cybersecurity information exchange among Florida transit agencies, their vendors, and cybersecurity researchers


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


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.