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Secure Data Infrastructure for Critical Railway Operations

17 May 2019 | by OSIsoft (SPONSORED CONTENT)

SPONSORED CONTENT: THE NEED FOR MORE SECURITY

With new digital technologies, modern railway companies can increase asset reliability and improve on-time performance. However, with more sensors on geographically dispersed equipment, rail infrastructures and signaling systems also become more exposed to cyber-attacks. This white paper shares cross-industry experience in creating a robust security solution for critical infrastructure data monitoring and management.

SITUATIONAL SUMMARY

Digital transformation has been slow to come to the rail industry... However, being a laggard has one big advantage: the opportunity to learn from the leaders. With Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and other megatrends impacting planning horizons, rail transportation organizations are challenged to use data about physical assets to provide digital tools to the workforce — without putting critical operations and public safety at risk. Fortunately, cybersecurity is a problem that has been tackled by other critical infrastructure sectors with proven outcomes, and much can be learned from the experience of these other industries.

Other industries have already been through the process of adopting digital technologies to better run critical operations. We can think of power generation (nuclear, conventional, and renewables), utilities (water), process industries (oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals), and facilities (data centers, campuses) which face security challenges of their own, but have managed to harness the value from their operational data as part of their individual asset management strategy to increase efficiency and throughput, detect failures, and save costs while increasing safety. 

What can be learned from the experiences of other industries? Read this comprehensive document from OSIsoft, who boasts ProRail and SNCF among its many clients, to discover the road to future-proofing your digital solutions.