03 Oct 2018

Call for Development Group Members – Code of Practice on Rail Cyber Security in Train Control Systems

The Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) is seeking nominations from people to join a Development Group to develop a new Code of Practice – Rail Cyber Security in Train Control Systems.

The extent and sophistication of cyber-attack has increased significantly in recent decades and has moved from being a theoretical and unlikely risk, to one that must be managed.

With the continued introduction of technology, and the convergence of information technology and operational technology, train control systems have the risk of being compromised by threat actors. AS 7770 – Rail Cyber Security provides a high-level set of requirements for the management of cyber threats in rail. To further support this Standard, a more detailed set of requirements is needed to address threats to train control systems.

This Code of Practice will be considered part of the Rail Cyber Security Framework and will provide detailed practices to address threats and vulnerabilities associated with train control systems (inclusive of signalling and other supporting wayside systems).

How to contribute
Stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit nominations for subject matter experts to join this Development Group to contribute to the overall depth and quality of this Code of Practice.

Development Group membership is voluntary and requires the support of your organisation to attend and contribute. There will be 4 meetings over the development period – 2 face-to-face (expected in February and April 2019) and 2 teleconferences (December 2018 and June 2019).

Further information on the responsibilities of a Development Group member can be obtained from the RISSB website.

All nominations and enquiries are to be submitted to dmckell@rissb.com.au.

As part of your nomination, can you please provide a brief detailing your contact details, your interest in this development (materially affected party, subject matter expert, etc.), and any other information which might support your participation.

Your information will assist us in ensuring a balanced representation from all major interest categories in the development of this document.

Closing date for nominations Friday, 19th October 2018.