DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure.
Surface Transportation Security
The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a Security Directive that will enable the Department to better identify, protect against, and respond to threats to critical companies in the pipeline sector.
DHS published an official notice in the Federal Register that the Transportation Security Oversight Board (TSOB) has ratified a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) surface transportation security directive (SD) requiring mask wearing on public transportation and at transportation hubs to protect the safety and security of the traveling public and the transportation system.
Written testimony of TSA for a House Homeland Security Subcommittees on Transportation, and Protective Security, and on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communication hearing titled “Securing Our Surface Transportation Systems
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement Sonya Proctor, and TSA Office of Requirements and Capability Analysis Robert Pryor address TSA’s efforts regarding surface transportation security and technology initiatives.
Written testimony of TSA Administrator for a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation hearing titled “Surface Transportation Security: Addressing Current and Emerging Threats”
Transportation Security Administrator (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske addresses TSA’s role in surface transportation security.
The Surface Transportation Explosive Threat Detection Program’s goal is to provide the surface transportation end-user community with a layered and integrated capability to safely detect potential threat items in unstructured crowds, while maintaining individual privacy.