Airbus and Alstom collaborate on cyber security

  •   08/09/2021 - 14h20
  •   HARMANT Adeline

This morning, September 8, 2021, we learned that the two French groups Alstom and Airbus have just signed a new cooperation agreement in the field of cyber security. We propose you to learn more about this strategic partnership, its stakes and its conditions.

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Airbus and Alstom collaborate on cyber security

What is the objective of this partnership agreement?

According to the press release published this morning, Alstom and the Airbus subsidiary, Airbus CyberSecurity, have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of cybersecurity for rail transport.

The agreement signed between the two companies will enable them to provide rail companies with solutions that combine Alstom's experience and solutions developed in the field of transport information systems.the agreement signed between the two companies will enable them to provide rail companies with solutions that combine the experience and solutions developed by Alstom in the field of information systems dedicated to rail transport with the expertise and services of the subsidiary Airbus CyberSecurity in the field of cybersecurity for its industrial information systems.

It is indeed in a context of increasing cyber threats in all sectors of activity that the Alstom group has decided to protect its assets and those of its customers as effectively and quickly as possible. Thus, the collaboration between Alstom and Airbus CyberSecurity will ensure the development and success of green mobility worldwide, as stated by Alstom's Vice President of Cyber Security, Eddy Thesee.

For his part, Nicolas Razy, Director of Airbus CyberSecurity, said that as a specialist in the cybersecurity of industrial systems, and in particular in the field ofas a specialist in the cybersecurity of industrial systems, and in particular in the field of transport, the company was proud to be able to contribute to securing the information systems of the railway sector alongside Alstom.

 

How will the collaboration between the two groups work?

Through this agreement, Airbus CyberSecurity will contribute to the joint offerings with services and solutions in the areas of monitoring and detection of attacks through various operational centers and incident response. It will also offer security auditing services and penetration and intrusion testing, notably through its simulation and testing platform for industrial systems, CyberRange.

Alstom will contribute its knowledge in the design, production, operation and maintenance of railway systems. It will also draw on its unique expertise in railway cybersecurity, developed over the past years. The group already has 13,000 employees working on the digitization of the railway sector, including in the areas of signaling technology, smart mobility and cybersecurity.

In recent years, railway companies have developed ambitious digitalization strategies to cope with the increasing number of passengers, and have deployed and interconnected information systems that combine IT, mobility and security.in recent years, railway companies have developed ambitious digitalization strategies to cope with the increase in passenger numbers and have deployed and interconnected information systems combining IT, IoT and IoT, whether in the management and control systems of trains, metros and trams, track signalling systems or railway operations control centres.