Waterfall Security Solutions, the Operational Technology (OT) security company, has announced a collaboration agreement to secure safety-critical and reliability-critical operations networks for railways and public transport with Alstom, the global leader in smart and green mobility.
Increased digitalisation and interconnectivity in rail systems enhance system efficiencies and the passenger experience, but also make transport infrastructures more exposed to cyberattacks. In a world driven by digital, having assurance that data and connected systems are protected is a basic requirement to ensure continuous operations for all transport authorities.
This partnership is an important response to the growing digitalisation and connectivity in metros and railways. It is also in line with the rail industry’s own acknowledgment that cyberthreats must be made a priority. This priority is reflected in Europe’s new TS 50701 standard and the new US TSA 1580-21-01 and 1582-21-01 Security Directives.
“Operational efficiency and enhanced passenger experience are two clear focuses for Alstom,” said Eddy Thésée, Vice President Cybersecurity at Alstom. “The increased network integration that is needed to achieve these goals are exposing railway networks to new and evolving threats.”
“Our partners ability to provide physical protection of OT and control networks while seamlessly integrating those networks with business automation systems has become essential to efficient operation.”
“Our global partnership with Alstom is driven by a shared commitment to secure critical infrastructures such as railways, metros and light train systems,” said Lior Frenkel, CEO and Co-Founder at Waterfall.Click below to share this article