Breaches in the USA and Denmark cast a further spotlight on cyber security in the rail industry.

Cyber security (or lack of…) has been one of the most consistent themes running through business news stories these recent years. Elements of rail and metro have been slow to wake up to the threat, but two events from last week, have reiterated the importance of a robust and updated cyber-security for both operational and passenger focussed systems.

Firstly, it was revealed that Americans who booked European train tickets through Rail Europe North America (RENA) may be victims of a near-three month data breach of their e-commerce system.

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Source: Smartrail World