SIGNAL+DRAHT | Ausgabe 04/2019

Cybersecurity – challenging digital railways

April 2019 | Bernhard Bruckner

The railway industry is in a state of upheaval when it comes to digitisation. The main focus is on achieving greater competitiveness and better performance in the railways. The road to a high-grade digital railway industry includes objectives such as autonomous driving, higher capacities, better reliability on existing networks and new business and operating models. Cybersecurity is the downside here and it therefore constitutes a potential stumbling block to reaching these goals. Digitisation is leading to the greater interconnection of applications, systems and networks and the potential for cyber attacks increases with the introduction of each new technology....