Cybersecurity Best Practices Committee

Originally established to examine physical security in the post-9/11 world, the newly refocused Cybersecurity Best Practices Committee provides a forum for inquiry and understanding of the raft of new cybersecurity policies and requirements being implemented in the transportation and supply chain sector.




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  • Initiated sessions to educate the transportation industry on subjects of importance to DOD/DHS
  • Facilitated the sharing of knowledge between industry, government, and the military on security best practices
  • Advanced the knowledge and science of security and technology through table top exercises
  • Facilitated the interdepartmental exchange of personnel/training/schooling
  • Serves as TSA “window” to the transportation industry to obtain objective feedback on proposed policies, rules, and regulations
  • Championed need for DBIDS/TWIC interoperability; and the DOD model for “jointness” within the Department of Homeland Security
  • Published a white paper on Transportation Security and the War against Terrorism Participated with government agencies in the development of Intellipedia
  • Participated with government agencies in identifying and providing a framework for developing plans for the security of the nation’s 13 critical infrastructures and our national monuments/icons
  • Currently helping to define specific implementation requirements for IT systems for companies doing business with the government

Check back periodically for important announcements from the Cybersecurity Best Practices Committee


October 2, 2020

The Cybersecurity Best Practices Committee maintains an evolving set of strategic and tactical initiatives to strengthen cyber readiness across the Defense Industrial Base partners. To give one example that’s both strategic and tactical, the Committee focuses on improving cyber incident exchanges through the DoD’s Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Cybersecurity Program. That goal fits into the larger objectives of the Committee based on input from USTRANSCOM and DLA’s leadership. Specifically, we’ve asked Mr. Phillip Glinatsis, Director, Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Program, to join with the Committee in raising the level of engagement among USTRANSCOM and DLA industry partners. Please contact us if we can help you accelerate progress in this or any other area of Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity and alignment with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) or the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 cyber controls.

2020 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center Joint Ransomware Guide

Part 1:  Ransomware Prevention Best Practices
Part 2:  Ransomware Response Checklist


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