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Cybersecurity in the RAILway sector

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730843

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 498 150

  • EU contribution

    € 1 498 150

Coordinated by:

EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Portugal

Objective

Railway infrastructures are moving towards more intelligent, connected, user-centric and collaborative systems. While it brings many advantages for the industry and users, it also poses new opportunities for cyber-criminals and terrorists. CYRail aims to deliver tailored specifications and recommendations for secure modern rail systems design and operation.

The challenges are multiple: wide and distributed geographical display of rail systems limit the traditional cyber-protection and cyber-defence tools & practices; the heterogeneous nature of rail systems make them vulnerable to blended attacks; the collaboration with other transportation infrastructures increase the number of points for attack; new passenger-centric services may expose rail systems to threats known in the IoT; last but not least, ICT supporting these trends are not necessarily trusted for critical applications.

CYRail will address those challenges through a methodical diagnosis and specification process, enforced at each step of the cyber-security chain: operational context and scenarios will be defined, followed by a security assessments of railway systems. An analysis of threats targeting those infrastructures will be developed as well as innovative, attack detection and alerting techniques. Adapted mitigation plans and countermeasures will be defined, taking into account their potential impact on operations. Protection Profiles for railway control and signalling applications will be delivered to ensure security by design of new rail infrastructures.

The CYRail consortium intends to take advantage of developments in other industries (aeronautics, automotive and energy) and bring them into the railway sector, taking similarities and specificities into account. The Consortium is comprised of a well-balanced group of 6 partners from 5 European countries with complementary skills. An Advisory Board is foreseen, to bring on board the expertise from stakeholders within the railway value chain.

Coordinator

EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Address

Rua Goncalo Mendes Maia 1350 1 H
4425 656 Maia

Portugal

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 209 000

Participants (5)

FUNDACIÓN INVESTIGACIÓN UNIVERSIDAD EMPRESA JAKINTZA LANEZKO IKERKUNTZA - EUSKOIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 141 000

FORTISS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 228 000

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES CHEMINS DE FER

France

EU Contribution

€ 257 250

AIRBUS CYBERSECURITY SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 427 900

ATSEC INFORMATION SECURITY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 235 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730843

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.8.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 498 150

  • EU contribution

    € 1 498 150

Coordinated by:

EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Portugal