A consortium consisting of seven specialist partners from Spain, Italy, The Netherlands and France has been chosen to deliver a new EU Shift2Rail Programme, which is funded through Horizon 2020.4SECURail commenced in December 2019 and was launched in Barcelona, Spain, last month.
It is co-ordinated by engineering consulting firm Ardanuy Ingeniería, in collaboration with CNR, FIT, Hit Rail, SIRTI, Tree Technology and UIC.
The consortium will offer co-designed process and tools to coordinate cybersecurity response across railways in the European region.
It will also provide a Formal Methods Demonstrator to help improve signalling system interoperability.
IT provider Hit Rail will work with partners UIC (International Union of Railways) and R&D company Tree Technology to offer the co-design and testing of a model and collaboration platform for a European Railway Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).
CSIRT is designed to coordinate the cybersecurity response actions of the separate railway security teams.