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Shift2Rail’s ‘4SECURail’ completes preliminary work on tasks in the direction of tightening cyber safety and enhancing signalling programs throughout European railways

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Barcelona, 17 February 2021 – The 2 Shift2Rail’s 4SECURail workstreams have reached their mid-term aims for the design of a Laptop Safety Incident Response Group (CSIRT) for joint EU-Rail cyber safety, and a Formal Strategies Demonstrator for improved Railway Signalling Techniques.

4SECURail, a two-year Shift2Rail initiative aimed toward delivering a co-designed course of and instruments for info sharing and cooperation for rail cyber safety at European stage and to help higher interoperability of signalling programs for railway safety, security and effectivity, has introduced that it has achieved its mid-term aims for the design of a Laptop Safety Incident Response Group (CSIRT) for joint EU-Rail cyber safety, and a Formal Strategies Demonstrator for improved Railway Signalling Techniques.

Launched in Barcelona in January 2020, the 4SECURail mission is being carried out by a multi-national consortium of seven European specialist companions from Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, and France who’re taking part within the EU’s Shift2Rail Programme funded by the Horizon 2020 analysis funding programme. The members making up the consortium are Ardanuy Ingeniería S.A., Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, FIT Consulting s.r.l., Hit Rail B.V., SIRTI S.p.A., TREE Expertise S.A., and UIC.

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Additional involvement of a variety of organisations and firms was achieved by the structure of an advisory board (AB), arrange firstly of the mission. This Board consists of consultants from plenty of corporations and organisations, together with Infrabel, Danmarks Tekniske Universitetet, ProB, Prover and College of Twente for the Formal Strategies workstream and DG Transfer Railsec initiative, UNIFE, and the CSIRT’s skilled corporations Expleo from France and Cervello from Israel for the CSIRT workstream.

The advisory board, together with different vital stakeholders within the European Railway surroundings, performed an vital position throughout plenty of technical workshops that befell in June 2020. Initially meant to happen in Brussels, the conferences have been held as on-line workshops because of the prevailing Covid-19 situations.

The mission crew engaged on the event of a proper strategies demonstrator for enhancing the railway signalling system has already launched the primary model of the demonstrator and has outlined the use case the place the demonstrator will probably be examined: The handover of a practice between two Radio Block Centres. The crew is now engaged on the ultimate launch of the demonstrator and performing a cost-benefit evaluation of the utilisation of formal strategies within the railway signalling trade.

The members of the consortium engaged on the design of a European Railway CSIRT (Laptop Safety Incident Response Group) collaborative platform have completed the design of the mannequin and are actually constructing the collaborative platform prototype. This platform will probably be helpful in coordinating the Cyber Safety response actions of particular person railway safety groups.

Albert Ferrer-Bonsoms from Ardanuy and 4SECURail’s Undertaking Supervisor, stated “We’re very proud that we’ve been capable of hold this mission on monitor through the difficulties posed by Covid-19 restrictions and specifically the lack of Frank Wilson, a key member of the CSIRT Workstream on behalf of Hit Rail, who handed away on April 12th, 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. He will probably be ceaselessly in our ideas. It’s testomony to the sturdy sense of collaboration and cooperation of all companions in the direction of a joint goal which will probably be useful to the rail trade and its safety and security.”

All public mission deliverables which have already been accomplished will be downloaded on the mission web site: www.4SECURail.eu.

Shift2Rail is a European rail initiative that seeks to encourage targeted Analysis and Innovation (R&I) aimed toward integrating new and superior applied sciences by its Horizon 2020 funding and aimed toward finishing the Single European Railway Space (SERA). The 4SECURail mission, began in December 2019 and formally launched in January 2020, will contribute to making sure that interoperability and security for signalling programs operate correctly, aside from offering measures to deploy collaborative Cyber Safety help throughout Europe.

This mission has obtained funding from the Shift2Rail JU below the European Union’s Horizon 2020 analysis and innovation programme, below Grant Settlement 881775.

About Ardanuy Ingeniería, S.A.
Ardanuy Ingeniería S.A. was based in 1992. The Firm is a Spanish Company with places of work in Spain (headquarters in Madrid and places of work in Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and the Canary Islands) and branches in Lithuania, India, Colombia, Peru and Algeria, growing actions in additional than 60 nations in all 5 continents. Ardanuy is an engineering consulting agency specialised in research, tasks, works administration, security engineering (ISA), operation / upkeep research; and technical steering for railways (high-speed, typical, freights, metros, trams, cable vehicles), together with all programs and infrastructures: monitor, signalling, traction energy programs, depots, stations, tunnels, and many others.

www.ardanuy.com

About Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
The Italian Nationwide Analysis Council (CNR) is the principle public analysis organisation of Italy, finishing up, selling and transferring multidisciplinary analysis by a community of a couple of hundred institutes everywhere in the nation. The Formal Strategies & Instruments lab that’s a part of the Institute of Info Science and Applied sciences of the CNR has longstanding expertise within the improvement and software of formal notations, strategies and software program help instruments for the specification, design and verification of railway programs and different advanced programs.

http://www.cnr.it, https://www.isti.cnr.it/en/, https://fmt.isti.cnr.it

About FIT Consulting s.r.l.
FIT Consulting srl (FIT) is an Italian unbiased SME, based in 1997. Dynamic {and professional}, over time FIT has succeeded in constructing a community of over 300 companions in Europe, Asia and the USA, turning into members of the principle European thematic networks on mobility of individuals and items. Its experience is predicated on greater than twenty years of expertise in fund-raising and technical and scientific help for the event of modern tasks and providers.

www.fitconsulting.it

About Hit Rail B.V.
Hit Rail B.V. is a non-public Dutch firm created in 1990 and owned by European railway corporations. Its objective is to offer safe telecommunications and IT providers to the European Railways neighborhood, connecting greater than 50 railway corporations from 23 nations by its safe IP-based Hermes digital non-public community (VPN).

For extra info please go to http://www.hitrail.com/ or ship an e mail to data@hitrail.com.

About SIRTI S.p.A.
SIRTI is a number one Italian know-how firm offering options for engineering and community communications. Established in 1921, SIRTI develops modern options for numerous markets, together with railway transportation programs, telecommunications, vitality, and all these which require a community infrastructure. SIRTI operates globally, using round 4,000 staff worldwide.

www.sirti.it

About TREE Expertise S.A.
TREE Expertise SA (TREE) is a Spanish R&D-performing SME offering info and communication know-how options based mostly on Massive Information and Synthetic Intelligence for various sectors and markets (e.g., healthcare, safety, banking and insurance coverage, tradition, vitality, house, trade, and transport). TREE works inside an open innovation mannequin to offer their prospects with superior ICT options, serving to them to optimise their processes and enhance their enterprise. R&D actions, specifically cooperative initiatives, are key to the corporate enterprise mannequin in assessing the maturity of rising applied sciences, gathering new and differential information, and figuring out strategic companions to create new enterprise alternatives.

www.treetk.com

About UIC (Worldwide Union of Railways)
UIC is the worldwide organisation for worldwide cooperation amongst railways and the promotion of rail transport at a worldwide stage. Based in 1922, it at the moment gathers 200 members on all 5 continents, amongst them railways, rail operators, infrastructure managers and others. The mission of the affiliation is to advertise rail transport at world stage with the target of optimally assembly present and future challenges of mobility and sustainable improvement.

www.uic.org

Press enquiries 4SECURail:
albert.ferrer@ardanuy.com
sheila.lashford@hitrail.com

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