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Your host: James Nesbitt, Director, Cybersenate

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Rolling Stock as Data Centers


AUGUST 28TH 2020

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AI, machine learning and big data analytics are creating a new paradigm for OEM’s, but how are they ensuring safety, reliability and cyber security of real time data access, data in transit, cloud, on board control systems and control centers?

As rolling stock business models change with the introduction of new technology, digitisation and big data solutions, implementation of IoT or the “The Internet of Trains,” enables the consolidation of large volumes of data with business processes and IT systems, creating rolling stock data centers in their own right. With new service offerings for predictive maintenance, condition monitoring, passenger information systems and a plethora of onboard connected sub systems on the rise, bundled data from the vehicles, the infrastructure, and the operations are just the beginning.

Do railway organisations understand the value of staying in control of the rolling stock data and do they understand the cyber security implications of digitised assets when considering costs in new assets and refurbishment of older systems?

We will dive deeper into Rolling Stock Data Centers in our new webinar, providing insight into the cyber security considerations around new business models, challenges and what we need to consider during design and implementation.

Maintaining Capability and Threat Intelligence for the Industrial Sector

Cyber Senate will be discussing how critical infrastructure operators have maintained their threat intelligence to ensure operational capability and protect the continuation of services. What lessons have been learned in threat intelligence preparedness, the key role of threat intelligence and a panel session to address how we can overcome the digital transformational challenges in shaping threat intel strategies in our present landscape.

Security Monitoring for Railway Cloud Infrastructure

The digitisation of the rail sector continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, as innovation and the implementation of new technologies to enhance services and customer experiences hail in a new era of connected rail travel. Whilst digitisation improves efficiencies, it also extends the attack surface for cybersecurity incidents across the enterprise.

Cloud computing technology is a key business driver, enabling the sharing of railway information resources, improving the capacity of information processing. However, cloud security monitoring remains a barrier to the full realisation of Cloud’s capability. Deploying security monitoring tools, virtualisation and configuration of event management tools in dynamic environments are just a few of the challenges rail security professionals are grappling with on a daily basis, as well as how security information is shared and how we effectively collaborate within a shared infrastructure.

 Join the Cyber Senate as we dive deeper into the key discussion on Security Monitoring for Cloud Services, as we address best practices in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of cloud computing for the rail network.

PDF presentations are also available, you can also network with past attendees and speakers from our Rail Cyber Security Summit. Join the Rail Cyber Security Group here a 365 day a year engagement peer to peer network.


December 13, 2019 James Nesbitt / Cyber Senate

Achieving IEC 62443-3-3 Security Level 3 for Rail Automation Systems.

The Cyber Senate interviews Markus Alexander Wischy Hernandez, Head of R&D IT Security at Siemens Mobility, about their forthcoming presentation for the 5th annual Rail Cyber Security Summit in London February 18/19th 2020. The presentation is entitled “Achieving IEC 62443-3-3 Security Level 3 for Rail Automation Systems.”

The talk will focus on the strategy achieving IEC 62443-3-3 Security Level 3 compliance for a country-wide, fully digitalized rail automation system. Topics are the current status of standardization, the required central security services and outlook for the protocols required to achieve interoperability. Additionally, the application of this strategy in a large rail-automation infrastructure project is presented at the conference.

This topic would bring together various points:

· Technical security systems and communication protocols

· Standardization, also aiming at the work that is currently done within Shift2Rail IT-Sec Working Group and an overall move of the sector to IEC 62443 compliance.

Visit to learn more about this conference.

More Than Turbulence- Aviation Software Vulnerabilities & Exploitation: Aviation Cyber Security

The Cyber Senate welcome special guest, Chris Kubecka, CEO of Hypasec, who will be speaking on our 3rd annual Aviation Cybersecurity Summit in London on November 5/th and 6th.
Her presentation: More Than Turbulence- Aviation Software Vulnerabilities & Exploitation

Tags: #aviationcybersecurity #aviationsafety #airlinecyber security #airportcybersecurity #airportsecurity #informationsecurity #airlinemanufacturers #cybersecurity

Cyber Securing Legacy Systems across the Business

Cyber Senate discusses Industry 4.0: Cyber Securing Legacy Systems across the Business with Andrew Kling, Director Cybersecurity and Software Practices, Schneider Electric. Andrew has been one of our guest speakers on our Industrial Control Cybersecurity USA conference for several years and brings a wealth of information to our community of subject matter experts.
In this podcast, Cyber Senate and Andrew Kling dive deeper into the new ISA Global Strategic Alliance and what the means for the industry, supply chain and IoT cybersecurity, the transfer of risk across global businesses and how our perception and culture are changing to mitigate evolving cyber threats.