Secure Our World with Cybersecurity Awareness


October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

The most common cybersecurity incidents threatening public transit agencies involve phishing, email compromise, data breaches, ransomware, counterfeit hardware and supply chain risks.

APTA provides a number of resources and services to help members gain a better understanding of cybersecurity, including educational webinars and sessions at APTA conferences and the development of recommended and best practices. Visit

In addition, APTA’s Security and Emergency Management Standards Program includes documents covering Enterprise Cybersecurity, Control and Communications Security, Infrastructure & Systems Security, and Security Emergency Management. Visit For more information about the APTA Standards Program, contact

For more information on cybersecurity in public transportation, contact Polly Hanson, APTA senior director – security, risk & emergency management.