Cybersecurity for Rolling Stock Operations
Rolling Stock is increasingly turning into complex computer networks on wheels, including safety-critical, operations-critical and IT/business-critical elements. Internet connectivity, for example, is an opportunity to improve both the passenger experience and operational efficiencies, but introduces risks that threaten passenger safety and comfort. The digital train is a target for attacks that can range from minor disruptions to the truly catastrophic.
In the latest live debate organised by Railway Gazette on June 16, a panel of high-level speakers will:
- Survey today’s cyber risks for rolling stock and look at current defenses,
- Explore IT/OT and signaling systems connectivity issues with real examples,
- Evaluate different train configurations and their impact on cybersecurity postures,
- Compare retrofit cybersecurity projects vs. new bids, and
- Recommend network segmentation examples for rolling stock.
Safety, reliability and efficiency are priorities for rolling stock and rail systems designs, but none of these priorities can be assured in the face of material cyber risks. Join us to understand the problem and to explore actionable solutions.
Waterfall Security Solutions
Waterfall Security Solutions is the global leader in industrial cybersecurity, protecting critical industrial networks since 2007. Our mission is to revolutionize how entire industries protect physical assets and industrial processes from cyber attacks. Waterfall’s patented, unidirectional products enable safe IT/OT integration, remote monitoring and diagnostics, cloud connectivity and tamper-proof forensics, without the vulnerabilities that always accompany firewalled connectivity.
The company’s growing list of customers includes national critical infrastructures and utilities, power plants, nuclear plants, offshore platforms, refineries, pipelines, pharmaceutical, chemical and manufacturing plants, and many more. Deployed throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Waterfall products support the widest range of industrial and remote monitoring platforms, applications, databases and protocols in the market.
As a global leader in industrial control system security, Waterfall contributes routinely to national and international standards, best practice guidance and control system security educational programs. As a result, our products are widely recognized as simplifying compliance with security regulations, standards and best practices.
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Tony Miles has been writing about and photographing railways in the United Kingdom for over 40 years, having started his career whilst still at school, and contributes to a range of publications including Rail Business UK, Railway Gazette and Modern Railways. He regularly interviews industry leaders both from the manufacturing and supply chains and those operating the railway on a daily basis, with a particular interest in the operations and performance. He also talks to local and national politicians and has a particular interest in railway performance and customer service. Tony appears regularly on local and national radio and television in the UK when there is a need to explain railway-related stories. In recent years he has also focused on the railway in Ireland as it has enjoyed a resurgence in passenger numbers, regularly visiting the country to observe and report on developments.
Jesus Molina is Waterfall’s Director of Industrial IoT. He is a security expert with years of experience in both OT and IT security, with a focus in rail networks and critical infrastructure. A former hacker, his early research on offensive security for building automation has been echoed by many publications, including Wired and The Register. He co-authored the Industrial Internet Security Framework, which is regarded as one of the most comprehensive studies on securing connected operational systems.
Mr. Molina holds several security-related patents and has published many research articles (1732 citations and counting) on diverse topics including intrusion detection, building security infrastructure, cloud security and IIoT security. He also co-organized the IoT Sandbox at the RSA conference, demonstrating real time hacks of everyday IoT items. Jesus holds a M.S. and a Ph.D from the University of Maryland.
Marc Silverwood is the Digital Trains Systems Manager at Northern Trains Limited with over 22 years of experience in the railway industry and across multiple disciplines. Marc currently manages the design and fitment of complex digital systems to Northern’s Rolling Stock and is an advocate for accelerating innovation and digital transformation in the railway. An experienced transport professional with an extensive track record of delivering results across the industry, Marc has a strong background in project management and has won multiple awards for delivering innovative solutions in railway operations.
Marc holds a Diploma of Higher Education in Railway Operations from Glasgow Caledonian University and a NEBOSH General Certificate.
George Copeland MSc MBCS CITP, Marlborough Consulting
George is an accomplished advisor and practitioner, with significant experience leading change and a highly successful track record of mitigating cyber risk and delivering outstanding business results. His experience and expertise spans over 20 years and a wide range of business critical development and support environments, including operational and corporate technologies, across sectors and internationally for leading brands. Most recently, George has focused on cyber-physical system implementations for rolling stock and associated customer data and asset cybersecurity. His pragmatic approach to the introduction and achievement of best practice cybersecurity controls and management capabilities has been well received by clients in the railway industry. He holds a Masters Degree in Cybersecurity from Northumbria University London, UK