Alstom investment seeks to enhance rail cybersecurity

Alstom has invested with French company Campus Cyber SAS in order to achieve goals in both cybersecurity and greener mobility.

ALSTOM has invested € 100,000 in Campus Cyber SAS, a French company supporting the wider Paris Campus Cyber initiative. This investment is aimed at strengthening Alstom’s ambition to lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide, as outlined in the company’s Alstom in Motion 2025 strategic plan. As a shareholder, Alstom has now become an associate member of the campus, a centre aimed at unifying the cybersecurity community and developing synergies between various industry players. Joining this campus will enhance existing rail systems’ cybersecurity capabilities and help drive the rail industry towards a cyber-safe future.

The Campus Cyber, in La Défense (near Paris), is to open in the northern autumn of 2021, and bring together industry, governments, academic and associations representatives under a single co-creation environment. Additional regional hubs are scheduled to open in the coming years. In a world driven by digitalisation, assurances that data and connected systems are protected is a fundamental requirement of ensuring continuous operations. Therefore, Alstom has placed cybersecurity at the heart of its excellence and safety culture.

“This will be the first campus in the world with a focus on the rail sector. Again, Alstom is actively forming a partnership to ensure that the rail industry is equipped to tackle cybersecurity challenges all over the world. Leveraging expertise from other sectors to boost the ongoing development of cybersecurity solutions designed for mobility, will ensure a rapid and resilient response to operators’ demand,” said Eddy Thésée, vice president of cybersecurity at Alstom.

As a leader in the railway industry, Alstom addresses the entire rail cybersecurity lifecycle. Alstom can help rail asset owners and operators undertake risk analysis, understand where their vulnerabilities lie and react appropriately.

From building a new line to launching a new type of train or upgrading or operating their transportation systems, the Alstom cybersecurity team works with trusted partners to set best practices and benchmark standards for the rail industry, throughout the entire value chain. Continuous monitoring of vulnerabilities and an understanding that cybersecurity is not a set-once-for-all process, positions Alstom as a leader in the protection of mobility systems.

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