Alstom has signed a worldwide cooperation agreement with Airbus CyberSecurity focusing on the protection of rail transport.
It will allow them to work together with rail operators to devise cybersecurity solutions. Airbus CyberSecurity will contribute to joint offers with services and solutions in security monitoring of railway systems through its various Security Operations Centres (SOCs) and in responding to incidents. It will also contribute to security auditing services and penetration and intrusion testing through its simulation and testing platform for industrial systems.
Alstom is contributing its knowledge of railway systems design, manufacture, operations and maintenance to the partnership. It will also leverage its railway cybersecurity expertise developed in recent years. Worldwide, Alstom has over 13,000 employees working on digitalisation in the rail sector, particularly in the areas of signalling technology, smart mobility and cybersecurity.
Vice president cybersecurity at Alstom Eddy Thesee said: “In the context of increasing worldwide cyber threats across all sectors, Alstom aims to protect its assets and those of its customers as effectively and as early as possible.
“The collaboration between Alstom and proven specialist Airbus CyberSecurity will ensure the future usage and success of green mobility worldwide.”
Nicolas Razy, director of Airbus CyberSecurity France, said: “As specialist in the cybersecurity of industrial systems, particularly in the transport sector, we are keen to contribute to securing the information systems of the rail sector along with Alstom.”
Airbus CyberSecurity a fully owned subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, with over 900 cyber professionals based across France, Germany, the UK and Spain.