Developing a Physical and Cyber Security Primer for Transportation Agencies

In this project, the project team conducted research to develop a second edition of the Security 101 primer for use by transportation personnel without a security background whose work requires them to address, perform, or supervise security or infrastructure protection activities. The research effort focused on developing a primer that would be suitable for adoption by the AASHTO Special Committee on Transportation Security and Emergency Management (SCOTSEM) and includes approaches and recommendations applicable by all transportation modes under state control or influence. While the 2009 Security 101 primer focused on physical security, defending against the full spectrum of threats facing transportation systems today requires a more comprehensive approach encompassing cyber-physical systems security and cyber security aspects to be added to the physical security discussion. This document highlights the development of updated security primer. The research approach was to: (1) synthesize the most recent (since 2009) existing literature and resources related to physical security, infrastructure protection and cyber security; (2) layer in resilience, sustainability and other applicable concepts, policy, guidance and procedures; (3) use this comprehensive knowledge base to revise and enhance the Security 101 guide; and (4) provide transportation agencies with a valuable fundamental resource that addresses “all-hazards” security in today’s and tomorrow’s transportation environment.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Contractor’s Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Tables;
  • Pagination: 307p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01745557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309680547
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-59(51)A
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2020 2:30PM