Rail systems have traditionally been designed for safety to make their “skeletons” robust enough to withstand accidents. With the transition to the digital age, new threats are springing up from increased passenger and system connectivity. Passenger data theft, ransomware, and denial of service have been the most publicized, but they are only the tip of the iceberg. New vulnerabilities, attack techniques, and threats appear every day.
Need for a cybersecurity cure, built-in or added-on
Thales designs cybersecured solutions for the transport market that benefit from its expertise with other critical systems, from banking to military operations. Combining its expertise in transport, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and cybersecurity, Thales’s solutions facilitate maintenance and patching of railway systems, and ensure their longevity.
At Thales, we are helping our customers to safeguard their operations by ensuring that critical systems are Cybersecured by Design.
Essential security measures are to combine both protection and detection. Maintaining all security measure up to date increase the chance to prevent unknown attacks. These measures must be in line with security standards IEC 62443 and ISO 27001.
The relation of Cybersecurity and Safety is essential, and Thales, has put in place an efficient process to ensure their effective coordination.