This collaboration is for securing safety-critical and reliability-critical operations networks for railways and public transport
Waterfall Security Solutions, an Israeli Operational Technology (OT) security company, announced last week it has signed a collaboration agreement to secure safety-critical and reliability-critical operations networks for railways and public transport with Alstom, the global leader in smart and green mobility.
Increased digitalization and interconnectivity in rail systems enhance system efficiencies and the passenger experience, but also make transport infrastructures more exposed to cyber-attacks. In a world driven by digital, having assurance that data and connected systems are protected is a basic requirement to ensure continuous operations for all transport authorities.
Waterfall says that this partnership is an important response to the growing digitalization and connectivity in metros and railways. It is also in line with the rail industry's own acknowledgment that cyber threats must be made a priority.
"Our global partnership with Alstom is driven by a shared commitment to secure critical infrastructures such as railways, metros, and light train systems," says Lior Frenkel, CEO and Co-Founder at Waterfall.
"Together, we bring to public transport operators Waterfall's expertise and technologies, which have been proven and applied in other critical infrastructures, including electric power, oil and gas and water treatment systems. Together, we will support rail operators in their challenge to meet cybersecurity imperatives, standards and legal requirements."