• Mark Hartong
  • Rajn Goel
  • Duminda Wijesekera
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7130)


Transportation systems are an often overlooked critical infrastructure component. These systems comprise a widely diverse elements whose operation impact all aspects of society today. This chapter introduces the key transportation sectors and illustrates the impacts that can result if their operation is disrupted. Two elements that are common to systems used in all sectors, and that are vulnerable to cyber attack, are discussed. Positive Train Control (PTC), used in the rail sector to prevent or mitigate the consequences of accidents and that makes extensive use of these elements, is discussed in detail as representative of the security issues.


Global Position System Differential Global Position System Global Position System Position Freight Train Collision Avoidance System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Hartong
    • 1
  • Rajn Goel
    • 2
  • Duminda Wijesekera
    • 3
  1. 1.U.S. Department of TransportationFederal Railroad AdministrationWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and Decision SciencesHoward UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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