2021 marks the European Year of Rail - the European Commission initiative highlights the benefits of rail as a sustainable, smart and safe means of transport to support the delivery of its European Green Deal objectives in the transport field. Cybersecurity is a key requirement to enable railways to deploy and exploit the full extent of a connected, digital paradigm.
ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, and ERA, the EU Agency for Railways, have joined forces to organise a virtual Conference on Rail Cybersecurity. The conference will bring together experts to discuss the latest cybersecurity developments and challenges that the sector is facing. The aim is to foster the dialogue among railway organisations, policymakers, industry, researchers, and standardization and certification organizations.
The conference is divided into four sessions, where panellists and attendants will be able to discuss different topics:
- Policy developments
- Standards and certification for the railway sector
- Results from research and innovation
- Ways to share information and how to cooperate towards a more cyber secure railway sector in the EU.