New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) is the first public transportation agency in the nation to be awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its corporate and customer data security efforts.
According to the International Organization for Standardization, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 “specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system.” Certification is confirmed by an independent and accredited auditor.
NJ Transit is “continuously working to improve cybersecurity” and is “committed to ensuring data privacy and integrity, and adopting best practices to minimize threats,” Chief Information Security Officer Bilal Khan said during a recent announcement of the achievement.
Listen to Railway Age’s Rail Group On Air Podcast featuring NJ Transit President and CEO Kevin Corbett, a founding member of the Commuter Rail Coalition. Corbett discusses the agency’s approach to ridership recovery and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and its long-term capital plans and strategy.