SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 04/2019

The encryption of safe communications: a challenge for the rail industry

April 2019 | Alexander Horch, Stefan Ditting, Heinrich-Theodor Hannen, Heiko Schween, Klaus Wagner

Digital networking offers a wealth of opportunities for the future. It promises to make rail transport more dynamic, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Decision makers in the rail industry foresee benefits from automated trains, electricity from renewable resources and real-time traffic analysis. However, digitisation can also lead to increased hazards which pose challenges with regard to functional safety, IT security, system integration, software development and sensor technology [1]....