Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  Print

New NEMA Standard Outlines Security Needs for Smart Transportation

05/23/2018 11:00AMSign-up to receive press releases.

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA TS 8-2018 Cyber and Physical Security for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which is designed to allow agencies and other transportation infrastructure owners to implement security of the surface transportation electronic systems.

"Connected computer systems have long represented a target for actors with malicious intent, but the perpetrators have changed and the stakes are now much higher," said Russ Brookshire, Product Manager, Parsons, and chair of the NEMA Transportation Management Systems Cybersecurity Technical Committee. "The number and frequency of cyber-based attacks targeting critical infrastructure—including the transportation systems sector—has grown substantially in recent years."

NEMA TS 8 encourages implementation of cyber and physical security in transportation systems—legacy, new, and those with revisions planned for the future. NEMA TS 8 security requirements strike a reasonable balance between the current threat environment and the real-world imperative that transportation systems continue to perform critical infrastructure functions.

NEMA TS 8-2018 is available in hard copy and as an electronic download for $56 on the NEMA website.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $106 billion in shipments and $36 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

Press contact:
Tracy Cullen


Related Standards

Copyright © NEMA. All rights reserved. (703) 841-3200, 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 900, Arlington, Virginia 22209