Leonard Transportation Center explores transportation cybersecurity issues in first Inland Empire Regional Mobility Dialogue of 2019

Experts address cybersecurity challenges facing surface transportation now and in the future

ONTARIO, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2019)  Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Regional Mobility Dialogue Series, the Leonard Transportation Center at California State University San Bernardino is presenting another series of six dialogue sessions for 2019 on topics relevant to the future of transportation in the Inland Empire. The series is open to the public and sponsored by HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm, and the San Bernardino International Airport. The first dialogue will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1755 Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino.

In this session entitled “Cybersecurity and Surface Transportation: Implications and Projections,” attendees will hear from two noted transportation cybersecurity experts:

Montgomery Van Wart –  Professor, California State University, San Bernardino

Kenneth Carter – Cyber Security Systems Engineer, Lead – Infrastructure Global Systems Division, Parsons Corporation

Following the presentations, attendees will engage in a discussion with an opportunity to share their concerns and ideas with transportation professionals, policy makers and each other. Transportation experts from HNTB will facilitate this discussion and bring their experience and expertise to benefit the dialogue.

Cybersecurity is an important topic today with increasing technological advancements. Transportation is not immune from these challenges. Along with technology advancements comes the need to safeguard our transportation infrastructure from cyber-attack. The safe and efficient operation of a traffic management system relies largely on the application of advanced technologies. And while new technologies have greatly enhanced how traffic signals and other intelligent transportation infrastructure work, these technologies have also increased the exposure to numerous cybersecurity threats.

As transportation agencies build advanced and connected intelligent infrastructure, they are becoming more aware of the potential threats to their systems. This series will look at possible surface transportation threats and solutions to safeguard our systems now and in the future.

As part of CSUSB, the Leonard Transportation Center is interested in bringing people together to provide the facts, discuss the major issues and work to resolve them. The center is committed to the notion that finding solutions to the mobility challenges in Southern California is much more likely when people from different walks of life are engaged in the conversations.

Kimberly Collins, LTC executive director, said, “We invite anyone interested in being part of the conversation and solution to join us for this innovative and engaging series.”

The cost for the series is $25 per session and $10 for students. Registration fees cover a continental breakfast and conference materials. Parking is free. Attendance is limited to the first 50 registrants, so early registration is recommended. To register, click here.

About Leonard Transportation Center

The Leonard Transportation Center (LTC) at California State University, San Bernardino, opened in 2006 with a focus on regional transportation needs. The vision of Bill and Barbara Leonard was to create a center that focuses on the unique transportation opportunities and challenges the Inland Empire faces. Today, the LTC is working to expand its research and student engagement programs. Focal points include transportation management and governance issues, development of new technologies and transnational studies. Their vision is to work collaboratively to seek solutions to assist residents, businesses, government and nonprofit agencies, and international partners to work together on improving sustainability and quality of life in the Inland Empire. For more information, visit www.csusb.edu/ltc.

About HNTB

HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and California, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from eight office locations in the state that employ approximately 320 full-time California professionals. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com.

For more information, contact:

Agnes Huff, Agnes Huff Communications

[email protected]; (310) 641-2525