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The Emerging Cyber Threat to the American Rail Industry

The government is arduously working on finding ways to avoid exploiting rail systems vulnerabilities as they don’t want any interference and want to prevent breaches and cyber-attacks from hackers. Knowing that the railways and their transportation are used by millions of people, big companies, and the government, the necessity of keeping the American rail industry safe is one of the goals of the authorities related to this field. It is not easy to take care

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Railway Industry

Southern’s Electrostar fleet gets a new lease of life

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) have completed their modernisation for 75 ‘Class 377/4’ trains for Southern. These upgrades come as a part of a five-year £55 million programme funded by ROSCO and Porterbrook. Upgrades made optimise not only the onboard experience but also the reliability and maintenance speed of these trains. https://www.globalrailwayreview.com/news/140030/southern-electrostar-upgrade/

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Railway Industry

Siemens

As mentioned before cyberattacks affecting critical systems have become almost daily news. Most of these systems use similar hardware, software, and architectures. As a matter of fact, any cyber incident that occurs in critical infrastructure, such as the recent ransomware attack on the US oil pipeline3, sets off alarm bells for those in charge of rail security and safety. Security incidents are nothing new to the rail sector. Using a simple internet search, you’ll find

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Railway Industry

DB cargo and GTR railway collaborate

Govia Thames Railway were recently visited by DB Cargo to work on sharing and inquiring about knowledge and methods surrounding digital signaling from each other.   https://www.linkedin.com/posts/gtr-govia-thameslink-railway-_last-month-db-cargo-uk-visited-gtr-govia-activity-6996113268905799680-W8UJ   https://www.linkedin.com/posts/gtr-govia-thameslink-railway-_last-month-db-cargo-uk-visited-gtr-govia-activity-6996113268905799680-W8UJ

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Railway Industry

TSA Railroad cybersecurity

Important facts and information that are mandatory to know about rail cybersecurity. Reducing the risk of breaches in the cybersecurity of rails is critical for railroad operations. TSA ensures the intelligence and sophistication required to maintain cybersecurity in order. Here is some vital information about Rail Cybersecurity from the TSA Security Directive:

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Railway Industry

AECOM Provides High Speed Rail Spport

The AECOM-led joint venture will help deliver the nation’s first electrified high-speed rail line in a timely and efficient manner, supporting the Authority’s vision of improving mobility across the state while providing environmental, social, and economic benefits. This incredible transport system will improve the high mobility and efficiency of those who use it. Hopefully, we will see many changes that will transform how we use these trains from now and how to reach places fast,

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