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9271222487?profile=RESIZE_400xA recent cyber security blog by researcher Maahnoor Siddiqui, he provides a clear picture of the threats and vulnerabilities in the Transportation supply chain.  A concern shared by Red Sky Alliance.  Our 40-minute commute to work in the morning can feel like an insular event.  Whether it is by bus, train, ferry, or car; it can be hard to place this single event within the vast network of transit that occurs every day.  These small personal journeys make up a highly interconnected transportation

9246210092?profile=RESIZE_400xFor years, Red Sky Alliance has helped monitor cyber security threats and vulnerabilities during mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s).  Supporting businesses with cyber security is a big part of our business model.  For decades, corporate consolidation has been growing and now the US President is taking aim at this trend in a new Executive Order (E.O.), dated 9 July 2021.

Our friends at the US National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) shared that this new E.O. is affecting the transportatio

8744873880?profile=RESIZE_400xWith the recent shipping stoppage in the Suez Canal, it became very apparent the transportation vulnerabilities in areas of constricted passages.  Preliminary reports indicate mechanical and weather errors caused the grounding; or was it?  Engine failure and heavy weather have both been cited as reasons behind merchant vessel (M/V) Ever Given’s grounding in the Suez Canal.  But neither are convincing and plain old navigation errors (humans) may be at the root of the casualty, report Lloyd's of L

8370100074?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Covid pandemic add numerous concerns with the shipment of cargo in many countries.  Part of these “concerns” are the drastic increase of ransomware into the IT and OT (operating technology) systems of the transportation sector.  Transportation Topics published a recent article regarding the growing transportation targeted ransomware threat.[1]  The authors report that ransomware attacks have jumped 715% year-over-year.   

United States Tennessee state-based trucking and logistics company For

Red Sky Alliance performs weekly queries of our backend databases, identifying all new data containing Motor Vessel (MV) and Motor Tanker (MT) in the subject line of malicious emails.  Email subject line Motor Vessel (MV) or Motor Tanker (MT) keyword usage is a common lure to entice users in the maritime industry to open emails containing malicious attachments.  Red Sky Alliance is providing this weekly list of Motor Vessels in which Red Sky Alliance directly observed the vessel being impersonat

6325083890?profile=RESIZE_400xThere is a Russian saying that rings true in protecting entities against cyber threats, “I am not concerned about all of the wolves in Siberia, I am only concerned about the wolves that are now chasing my sleigh.”  The world is full of cyber threats, hackers and state sponsored cyber terrorists who are targeting governments, businesses, and organizations.  The way Red Sky Alliance can help the maritime industry and its supply chain is to focus on the cyber threats directly targeting a specific o


This document summarizes threats reported by Red Sky Alliance’ RedXRay for one of the largest shipping/transportation companies in the world.  Analysts observed hits in most collections.  The name of the company will be redacted for this report, and the company will be referred to as “Shipping Co.”  Recent international events have caused a significantly higher risk for all industries but especially an industry in charge of transporting important commodities around the globe.  With many