As part of the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), the transport and logistics sector is one of the UK's most important industries.
Supply chains at the heart of the nation's economy rely on this industry, and in recent years there has been a shift towards digitising the transport and logistics sector.
This has many obvious positives, but without adequate protection against cyber attacks, companies will leave themselves vulnerable, and cyber criminals will take advantage. There is usually a weakness somewhere in the supply chain, which can be the key to accessing a wealth of sensitive information.
Cyber criminals know this. They know that it's much easier to target the transport and logistics sector than it is to crack into a bank's highly protected system, but the consequences could be equally severe, causing major disruption to the economy and the functioning of the country.