INTERNATIONAL: Alstom is to work with Waterfall Security Solutions to protect safety-critical and reliability-critical digital networks in the rail and public transport sectors.

Co-founder and CEO Lior Frenkel said Waterfall brings expertise and technologies which have been proven in the electric power, oil, gas and water treatment infrastructure sectors in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Eddy Thésée, Vice-President for Cybersecurity at Alstom, said ‘operational efficiency and enhanced passenger experience are two clear focuses for Alstom’, and ’the increased network integration that is needed to achieve these goals are exposing railway networks to new and evolving threats.

‘Our partner’s ability to provide physical protection of Operational Technology and control networks while seamlessly integrating those networks with business automation systems has become essential to efficient operation’, he added.