Securing a digital railway

Securing a digital railway

Digitisation of main line and urban railways is gathering pace as policymakers push operators and infrastructure managers to enhance the capacity and efficiency of their networks. But with the widespread adoption of networked tools comes an increasing need to mitigate the risks posed by cyber threats.

In the latest live debate organised by Railway Gazette on Wednesday October 16, a panel of high-level speakers will address the key issues: 

  • What kind of risks does the digitalisation of railways bring?
  • What can rail and metro operators learn from other sectors in mitigating such risks?
  • Some high-profile recent incidents, such as the WannaCry malware attacks, have led to significant coverage of the cybersecurity issue. What lessons have already been learned from such cases?
  • How do railways manage the transition towards digital control systems and greater automation without degrading existing skills and capabilities?
  • How should railways respond to ensure they are implementing best practice as regulatory pressure on data protection and cybersecurity is increasing through measures such as GDPR and the NIS Directive in the EU?
  • How far do operators need to adapt their staff training to reflect the adoption of emerging technology?

‘Securing a Digital Railway’ is an interactive live panel discussion streamed from the Tower Bridge Studios in London. The live debate is free to view — simply follow the link below to register your details. You will then be able to submit a question for discussion during the debate. Our Wavecast Pro platform also enables you to pose questions and leave comments during the discussion; these can be raised by the moderator in near real time. You will also be able to access white papers, presentations and relevant features provided by our sponsor and by the Railway Gazette Group.

Register now to take part in our interactive debate, streamed live from London’s Tower Bridge Studio, listen to the presentations and pose your own questions. 

Moderator: Nick Kingsley, Managing Editor, Railway Gazette International

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Speakers

Nick Kingsley Nick Kingsley Managing Editor Railway Gazette Group
Karsten Oberle Karsten Oberle Global Practice Lead – Railway, Transportation Segment Nokia
Nigel  Stanley Nigel Stanley Chief Technology Officer TÜV Rheinland
Richard  Thomas Richard Thomas Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cybersecurity University of Birmingham Bio

Digital transformation is bringing substantial benefits in railway safety, operational efficiency and reliability, as well as an enhanced passenger experience. Yet, it also inevitably increases the vulnerability of railways to cyber-threats.

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