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October 27-29, 2024 | Cleveland, OH

Call for Collaboration

Monday, October 28
3:45-4:00 pm
Hope Ballroom D

15 minutes

Join us for a collaborative session where industry experts and stakeholders will come together to help shape the future of NMFTA cybersecurity initiatives. In our rapidly evolving digital landscape, this session provides a platform to discuss the latest threats, trends, and challenges in cybersecurity. Hosted by NMFTA, this session will feature Joe Ohr, Chief Operating Officer, Ben Gardiner, Senior Cybersecurity Research Engineer, and Anne Zachos, Cybersecurity Research Engineer.

For trucking executives, fleet owners, VPs of Technology, VPs of Information Security, IT professionals, and cybersecurity researchers, staying ahead of cybersecurity threats is essential. This session offers a unique opportunity to contribute to and benefit from the collective knowledge and experience of your peers, ensuring stronger cybersecurity measures across the industry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a vital conversation that will shape the future of cybersecurity in the trucking industry. Join us to share your insights, learn from others, and ensure robust cybersecurity for all.

Who Should Attend:

This session is designed for all stakeholders in the trucking industry who are involved in or concerned with cybersecurity, including executives, fleet owners, IT professionals, cybersecurity researchers, and anyone interested in driving the future of cybersecurity initiatives.



Ben Gardiner

Senior Cybersecurity Research Engineer, NMFTA

Ben Gardiner is a senior cybersecurity research engineer contractor at the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA) specializing in hardware and low-level software security. Prior to joining the NMFTA team in 2019, Gardiner held security assurance and reversing roles at a global corporation, as well as worked in embedded software and systems engineering roles at several organizations. 


Anne Zachos

Cybersecurity Research Engineer, NMFTA

Anne takes a lead role in advancing cybersecurity within the trucking industry, focusing on contributing to both research initiatives and educational efforts. Her commitment to staying at the forefront of emerging technologies positions her as a forward-thinking professional ready to make meaningful contributions to the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity.  

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Joe Ohr

Chief Operating Officer, NMFTA

Joe Ohr has more than two decades of experience in technical operations, customer success management, customer support, and product support. Currently serving as the chief operating officer for the NMFTA, he plays a pivotal role in helping to advance the industry through digitization, classification, and cybersecurity.

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