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Cyber security for railways

Digital transformation is bringing substantial benefits in railway safety, operational efficiency and reliability, as well as an enhanced passenger experience. Yet, it also inevitably increases the vulnerability of railways to cyber-threats. 

This means that the continued protection of rail infrastructure will require stronger and more robust railway communications network security, with new technological and process measures being implemented.

Railway infrastructure is under attack

Hardly a day goes by without the media reporting a cyber-security incident or exposure of a risk somewhere in the world. Not only are attacks becoming ever-more sophisticated, but the potential damage that can result is growing, even physical damage to critical railway infrastructure such as signaling systems. 

Railway infrastructure can ill afford any successful cyber-attacks. Not just financial loss is at stake; lives can be put in jeopardy.

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The evolution to interconnected IP-based systems plus the rise in the use of internet-connected devices increases the vulnerability of railway operators to cyber attack.


Download our white paper and learn more about the growing threat of cyber-attacks and how to tackle that.

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Infographic: Cyber security for railways

Key capabilities to protect networks include

Security automation

Encompass business processes, incident response plans, regulations and policies.

End-to-end security

Encompass the operation of the network and its processes.

Multi-layer encryption

Protect network traffic.

Security analytics

Correlate security-related information from across the network, devices and cloud layers to spot suspicious anomalies and provide insight into threats

The risks of cyber-attacks occurring are often under-estimated by rail operators

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Nokia solution

Nokia offers an advanced and comprehensive approach built on its long experience and in-depth expertise of both security and mission critical networks and operations. In line with best practices and published standards, the Nokia solution can ensure the highest levels of protection for railway communications.

Railways and the traveling public deserve nothing less.

Discover our NetGuard security portfolio that secures traditional and cloud-based network architectures and protect end users and Internet of Things (IoT) devices from cyber threats.