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    6th International IT&OT Conference in Rail Transport: Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges

    Join the 6th International IT&OT Conference in Rail Transport from October 9-11 in Warsaw, where experts discuss cybersecurity risks and strategies in rail infrastructure.

    The 6th International IT&OT Conference in Rail Transport, taking place from October 9th to 11th in Warsaw, invites participants to explore critical issues at the intersection of technology and operations in the rail industry. Renowned international experts and managers from leading European organizations and companies will gather to discuss pressing topics.

    The conference will delve into key themes, including Poland’s status as the most frequently targeted NATO country by hackers, focusing on the risks posed by cyber threats and strategies to enhance cybersecurity in rail transport’s IT & OT systems. It will also feature the presentation of “Guidelines for the Cybersecurity of Passenger Rolling Stock,” developed by the Institute of Rail Transport.

    The railway infrastructure plays a pivotal role, not only in passenger transportation but also in the carriage of critical commodities such as oil, gas, and coal. However, cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, including rail transport, are increasing significantly.

    Participants will explore ways to effectively counter these threats and secure rail systems. The conference is organized by the Association of Engineers and Technicians of Communication in Poland and the Institute of Rail Transport.

    The conference’s main topics will encompass building knowledge about the relationship between IT and OT systems for both infrastructure and rolling stock, discussions on the risks associated with digital systems in cyberspace, and the identification of actions for railway cybersecurity. It will also address the development directions of IT and OT systems in rail transport and interoperable transmission systems for track-to-vehicle communication, including GSM-R and FRMCS, along with migration plans between them.

    Compared to the previous edition, the conference has expanded its scope to cover requirements for railway carriers and, consequently, rolling stock suppliers.

    An essential aspect of the program will be a debate on the European Parliament’s NIS 2 Directive, which is set to come into effect shortly (by October 2024). The latest “Guidelines for the Cybersecurity of Passenger Rolling Stock” developed by the Institute of Rail Transport will also be presented.

    Leading experts and managers from major international industry organizations, including ERA (European Union Agency for Railways), EPSF/France (French Railways Safety Authority), Alstom, Thales, Siemens Mobility, ABB, CYLUS, CISCO, CSRIT NASK, PKP SA, PKP Informatyka, and more, have been invited to participate.

    Don’t miss the 6th International IT&OT Conference in Rail Transport from October 9-11 in Warsaw, organized by the Association of Engineers and Technicians of Communication in Poland and the Institute of Rail Transport.

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