Praetorian Researching Cybersecurity Threats in Intelligent Transportation Management Systems

Developing research-driven
guidance for state and local transportation agencies on mitigating the risks
from cyberattacks on traffic management systems

AUSTIN, Texas – November 20, 2017 – Praetorian (, a leading
provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions, today announced it will be
working with Southwest Research Institute in support of a $750,000 contract
award received from the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to help state and
local agencies address cyberattack risks on current transportation systems and
those posed by future connected vehicles. TRB is a unit of the National Academy
of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, a nonprofit organization that provides
independent, objective, and interdisciplinary solutions to improve

The two-year
project will develop guidance for state and local transportation agencies on:
(1) mitigating the risks from cyberattacks on the field side of traffic
management systems (including traffic signal systems, intelligent
transportation systems, vehicle-to-infrastructure systems [V2I], and
closed-circuit television systems) and (2) informing the agency’s response to
an attack.

is critical for the next wave of innovation to reach its full market
potential,” said Paul Jauregui, vice president of Praetorian. “We believe that
today’s security will enable tomorrow’s technological progress across smart
cities and connected vehicles by providing leaders the assurance needed to
accelerate innovation and move to scale with confidence.”

team consists of industry-leading researchers with deep cybersecurity expertise,
including engineers with prior experience at the NSA, the CIA, federal research
laboratories, and across all major industry verticals. Key members of
Praetorian’s bench bring decades of combined experience performing security
assessments of embedded devices, proprietary communication protocols, and
complicated network environments.

developed by this research will seek to address the vulnerability of field
devices (e.g., traffic signal controllers and cabinets, dynamic message signs,
V2I roadside units, weigh-in-motion systems, road-weather information systems,
remote processing and sensing units, and other IP-addressable devices), field
communications networks, and field-to-center communications.

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