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10/18/2017



Rockwell Collins: Rail cybersecurity services

Rockwell Collins has partnered with a major transit provider on a project to help reduce the risks of cyberattacks.

The company is now offering its cybersecurity solution to the rail industry. The solution includes onsite or hosted cybersecurity centers.

In addition, the service uses Rockwell Collins' existing private network, which transfers data securely for airlines and other critical infrastructure clients around the world, company officials said in a press release.

"We know that many critical infrastructure organizations are working to fend off cyberattacks every day, including those in the rail industry," said Ken Schreder, Rockwell Collins' vice president of surface transportation and critical infrastructure systems. "We've designed our solutions to reduce the risk and impact of cyberattacks, helping ensure passenger safety, securing rail infrastructure and helping to enable business continuity."

Rockwell Collins currently provides cyber, physical and fully integrated security solutions to a majority of the nuclear energy facilities throughout the United States. Nuclear energy is one of the few industries with federally regulated critical infrastructure standards for cybersecurity, company officials said.

Rockwell Collins' cyber services are based on internationally accepted best practices published by organizations like the American Public Transportation Association, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the International Standards Organization.

The company also has developed a white paper about cybersecurity in the rail industry.