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Hear from cutting edge thought-leaders, innovators, experts,
and humans who are a force for change in the fight against trucking cybercrime.

All speakers will be presenting live on stage.

Registration is open 3:00 pm-7:00 pm ET on Sunday, October 27 and 7:30 am-4:00 pm ET on Monday, October 28.

* Times subject to change without notice

Sunday, October 27, 2024

3:00-7:00 pm ET

Registration and Information

Collect your badge from the registration table located in the Hope Ballroom Foyer.

6:00-7:30 pm ET

Welcome Reception

Kick off your stay in Cleveland with an evening of refreshments, networking, and lively conversations.

Hosted by NMFTA


Monday, October 28, 2024

8:00-9:00 am ET


9:00-9:10 am ET

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Joe Ohr
Chief Operating Officer, NMFTA

9:10-10:00 am ET

Keynote: Cybersecurity Landscape and Strategy

Join us in the opening general session as we delve into the crucial role of cybersecurity in safeguarding North America's trucking industry, a key element of our nation's critical infrastructure. Learn more >

United States White House Office of the National Cyber Director

10:00-10:45 am ET

Panel Discussion: 2024 Trends and Predictions for 2025 and Beyond

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion where industry experts dive into the key trends and developments shaping the trucking sector in 2024 and offer insightful predictions for 2025. Learn more >

Carrie Yang
Senior Vice President, Marsh Cyber Practice

Steve Hankel
Vice President of Information Technology, Johanson Transportation

Ben Gardiner
Senior Cybersecurity Research Engineer, NMFTA

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Joe Ohr
Chief Operating Officer, NMFTA (Moderator)

10:45-11:00 am ET


11:00-11:30 am ET

Project Update: The Ultimate Truck Hacking Platform (UTHP)

Discover how the UTHP can help protect your fleet. By integrating various security assessment tools for heavy vehicles into a unified, open-source embedded Linux system, we address the critical needs of the modern trucking industry, ensuring your fleet stays safe and secure. Learn more >

Jeremy Daily, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Systems Engineering, Colorado State University

11:30 am-12:00 pm ET

Project Update: Securing Legacy Maintenance Software

The trucking industry relies on maintenance facilities to keep trucks running smoothly, yet maintenance software is often overlooked in cybersecurity discussions. Despite its capability to change parameters or even firmware of truck ECUs, this critical aspect of fleet management remains vulnerable. Learn more >

Jaime Lightfoot
Cybersecurity Researcher, Lightfoot Labs

12:00-1:00 pm ET


1:00-1:30 pm ET

Available Tools and Services from CISA

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the valuable tools and services available from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and how they can help safeguard your organization. Learn more >

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

1:30-2:15 pm ET

Navigating the Shadows: Understanding API Security Through History

With Application Programming Interface (API) traffic accounting for more than 50% of all internet traffic, and many organizations having more APIs than they realize, it’s no surprise that APIs have become a prime target for bad actors. Learn more >

Paulo Silva
Security Practitioner, Char49

2:15-3:00 pm ET

API Cybersecurity in the AI Era

In an era where Artificial Intelligence (AI) drives innovation, APIs form the unseen backbone connecting systems and enabling seamless interactions. However, with great connectivity comes significant security risks. Learn more >

Erez Yalon
Vice President of Security Research, Checkmarx

3:00-3:30 pm ET

Fireside Chat: Cyber Insurance

With cyberthreats becoming an exponential risk to trucking companies of all sizes, cyber insurance should be an important discussion happening inside every organization. Get direct access to insurance experts in this session, where they will help you understand how insurance can safeguard operational continuity, ensure regulatory compliance, mitigate financial risks, and enhance customer trust. Learn more >

Carrie Yang
Senior Vice President, Marsh Cyber Practice

Joe Ohr
Chief Operating Officer, NMFTA

3:30-3:45 pm ET


3:45-4:00 pm ET

Call for Collaboration

Join us for a collaborative session where industry experts and stakeholders will come together to help shape the future of NMFTA cybersecurity initiatives. Learn more >

Hosted by NMFTA

4:00-5:00 pm ET

On the Road with Ransomware: No Rest Ahead!

This workshop will help you prepare a structured approach for your company to identify potential ransomware attack origins and avoid the long-term consequences of being caught in a ransomware situation. Learn more >

Drew Blandford-Williams
Head of Cyber Security, Condition Zebra U.S.

6:00-9:00 pm ET


Experience an unforgettable evening at the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Enjoy a delicious dinner surrounded by the legendary history of rock and roll music.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame



Tuesday, October 29, 2024

8:00-9:00 am ET


9:00-10:00 am ET

Fireside Chat: Present and Future of Cybersecurity in Trucking

This fireside chat will uncover innovative strategies that not only protect your business from cyber threats but also enhance your customer experience, setting your company apart in the trucking industry. Learn more >

Daragh Mahon
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Werner Enterprises

Joe Ohr
Chief Operating Officer, NMFTA

10:00 am-12:30 pm ET

Business Continuity Tabletop Exercise

You’ve invested the time and money to build a solid cyber resilience strategy, but what about business continuity planning and testing? When facing a ransomware attack, does your team know what to do? Don't miss the chance to work as a team to discuss roles and responses during an emergency where you'll walk through one or more example scenarios. Learn more >

Art Ocain
Vice President Cybersecurity and Incident Response, Airiam

Steve Hankel
Vice President of Information Technology, Johanson Transportation

12:30-1:30 pm ET


1:30-2:00 pm ET

Project Update: Seed Key Issue

Join us for this eye-opening session where we will delve into the surprising vulnerabilities of modern tanker trailers, and discover how wireless unauthorized diagnostic access isn't just a problem for older equipment but also affects newer trailer brake controllers. Learn more >

Ben Gardiner
Senior Cybersecurity Research Engineer, NMFTA

2:00-2:55 pm ET

NO PRESS ALLOWED—Fireside Chat: Recent Hacks, Lessons Learned, and the New Reality

In this not-to-be-missed fireside chat, hear directly from the industry experts who have been in the trenches of a cyberattack. Experts will share first-hand experiences and offer practical advice for trucking executives navigating the complex world of cybersecurity, and the new realities of leading in this new era of building a cyber-resilient trucking operation. Learn more >

Todd Florence
Chief Information Officer, Estes Express Lines

Mike Zupon
Vice President of Technology, Ward Transport & Logistics

Erika Voss, Ph.D.
Vice President of Information Security, DAT Freight & Analytics

Joe Ohr
Chief Operating Officer, NMFTA (Moderator)

2:55-3:00 pm ET

Closing Remarks

Joe Ohr
Chief Operating Officer, NMFTA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? We're here to help you get ready for NMFTACyber.

Where do I go to pick up my badge for the conference?

Registration will be in Hope Ballroom D foyer. Please pick up your badge between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET on Sunday, October 27, or 7:30 am and 4:00 pm ET on Monday, October 28.

Is there a dress code for the event?

Attire for this conference is business casual.

How do I download the event app?

Search your phones app store for the Engagefully app. Once downloaded, search for NMFTA. Choose your icon (either the standard Engagefully icon or NMFTA icon). Select this event and enter the email address you used to register. Assistance with the app will be available at the registration desk during listed hours.

I have special accessibility needs/ dietary requirements; can you accommodate me?

Absolutely! We strive to be as inclusive and accommodating as possible. 

To best assist you with your specific accessibility needs or dietary requirements, please let us know in advance by contacting meetings@nmfta.org.

Upon registering, there is also a form field where you can complete your accessibility/dietary requirements.

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