28 March 2019 - Zurich - Cybercrime continues to manifest its impact on international logistics and supply chain management systems. In recognition of the business practices among international logistic service providers and freight forwarders being heavily leveraged on data sharing among a variety of associated parties, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) through its Advisory Body Legal Matters (ABLM) has released its “Best Practice Guide on Prevention of Cybercrime” for FIATA members and the industry at large.
This Best Practice recognises the increasing sophistication of cybercrime and the impact on service providers as to rising levels of communication and information digitally stored. Cybercrime and cyber-attacks have increased in levels and sophistication within the supply chain, with many national and international enterprises being targeted. While government and regulators struggle with timely legislation or policy, the industry must ensure that it “stays ahead of the game”.
On release of the best practice Mr Richard Gluck, ABLM Chairperson, stated that “recognising the needs of FIATA members, this document endeavours to ensure that they have a proactive process to identify cybercrime threats and adopt effective prevention measures”.
For access to the newly published guide, please click: Best Practice Guide on Prevention of Cybercrime: https://fiata.com/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/initiatives/FIATA_Best_Practice_on_Prevention_of_Cybercrime.pdf
Stephen Morris, Acting Director General
FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st, 1926. It is a non-governmental organisation that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in some 160 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.
For further information, please go to: www.fiata.com
Glattbrugg, 28 March 2019