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Cybersecurity in the RAILway sector

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€1 498 150
EU Contribution
€1 498 150
Project website
Project Acronym
CYRail
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Rail icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Safety/Security,
Digitalisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-S2RJU-OC-2015-01-2
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

Railway infrastructures are moving towards more intelligent, connected, user-centric and collaborative systems. While it brings many advantages for the industry and users, it also poses new opportunities for cyber-criminals and terrorists. CYRail aims to deliver tailored specifications and recommendations for secure modern rail systems design and operation.

The challenges are multiple:

  • wide and distributed geographical display of rail systems limit the traditional cyber-protection and cyber-defence tools & practices;
  • the heterogeneous nature of rail systems make them vulnerable to blended attacks;
  • the collaboration with other transportation infrastructures increase the number of points for attack;
  • new passenger-centric services may expose rail systems to threats known in the IoT;
  • ICT supporting these trends are not necessarily trusted for critical applications. 

CYRail will address those challenges through a methodical diagnosis and specification process, enforced at each step of the cyber-security chain: operational context and scenarios will be defined, followed by a security assessments of railway systems. An analysis of threats targeting those infrastructures will be developed as well as innovative, attack detection and alerting techniques. Adapted mitigation plans and countermeasures will be defined, taking into account their potential impact on operations. Protection Profiles for railway control and signalling applications will be delivered to ensure security by design of new rail infrastructures.

The CYRail consortium intends to take advantage of developments in other industries (aeronautics, automotive and energy) and bring them into the railway sector, taking similarities and specificities into account. The Consortium is comprised of a well-balanced group of 6 partners from 5 European countries with complementary skills. An Advisory Board is foreseen, to bring on board the expertise from stakeholders within the railway value chain.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Type of funding
Public (EU)

Partners

Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€0
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Digital transformation of rail operations
Technology
Digital transformation of rail operations
Development phase
Research/Invention

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