Cylus partners with Egis to launch rail cybersecurity centre

16 November 2020 (Last Updated November 16th, 2020 15:41)

Israeli firm Cylus has partnered with Egis to establish a centre of excellence that will provide the railway companies with cybersecurity services.

Israeli firm Cylus has partnered with Egis to establish a centre of excellence that will provide the railway companies with cybersecurity services.

The move comes at a time when cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern for the railway industry with increased digitisation and implementation of new technologies.

The centre will leverage the expertise of the two companies to help railway operators bolster cyber resilience by delivering advanced security solutions and services.

The scope of services will include devising cybersecurity strategies; identification of risks; as well as detection and response to such threats.

Cylus CEO Amir Levintal said: “We’re excited to work with Egis Rail, which has decades of experience in providing mobility services around the globe.

“This partnership strengthens our capabilities to provide end-to-end support to rail organisations in meeting the spectre of cyber threats.

“Our joint services are designed specifically for the railway industry and will enable our customer to focus on their day-to-day operations, business, and growth, leaving their cyber-defence management to our security experts.”

Egis Rail executive director Olivier Bouvart said: “We are excited to collaborate with Cylus, the leading rail cybersecurity company. Joining forces enables us to provide our customers, unique domain expertise, as well as cutting-edge cybersecurity know-how and best practices.

“We decided to take action and be proactive in supporting our customers by preparing them for the growing risk of cyber threats.”

In February, Cylus joined forces with Waterfall Security Solutions to deliver a solution that will protect critical rail systems from cyber-attacks.