Omar Benjumea

Cylus (Israel)

Cybersecurity Requirements in Rail Technology

Cybersecurity shall prevent threats affecting safety functions, so there are links and interfaces between safety and security all along the rail project lifecycles. In the talk, we are going to explore what are the state-of-the-art in rail tech security requirements, including a quick walk through the latest developments of standards and regulations, while trying to keep an eye on what are the real cybersecurity risks that the sector is facing and provide some pragmatic recommendations on how to handle them in the development lifecycle.

Bhushan B. Gupta

Omar has worked in cybersecurity since 2006 and in the railway sector since 2018. His professional activity includes leadership global roles in the field of rail cyber security such as head of Product Cybersecurity Advisory at Selectron/Knorr-Bremse or Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Siemens Mobility. He currently works for Cylus, a pioneering company in cybersecurity solutions for the railway sector, and as associated teacher in Open University of Catalonia (UOC) cybersecurity master’s degree. Omar has collaborated on the redaction of CENELEC’s
TS50701 and currently is part of the experts working group shaping the future IEC 63452 which will define the cybersecurity requirements for the rail applications.