Digitalisation of main line and urban railways is gathering pace as policymakers push operators and infrastructure managers to enhance the capacity and efficiency of their networks. But with the widespread adoption of networked tools comes an increasing need to mitigate the risks posed by cyber threats.
What kind of risks does the digitalisation of railways bring?
What can rail and metro operators learn from other sectors in mitigating such risks?
Some high-profile recent incidents, such as the WannaCry malware attacks, have led to significant coverage of the cybersecurity issue. What lessons have already been learned from such cases?
How do railways manage the transition towards digital control systems and greater automation without degrading existing skills and capabilities?