Cyber security agreement Airbus and Alstom

Alstom and Airbus sign cooperation agreement in cyber security

Alstom and Airbus have started a strategic cooperation in the field of cyber security. The agreement was signed earlier this year by Marc Fontaine, Marc Fontaine, Digital Transformation Officer at Airbus and Pascal Cléré, Senior Vice President of Alstom’s Digital Mobility division, at the Airbus site of Toulouse-Blagnac. Cyber security director Valérie Escalier of Alstom will give a presentation about this cooperation on the 29th of November at the Intelligent Rail Summit 2017 in Vienna.

The increase in cyber attacks and the expansion of the Internet of Things and Big Data require new measures to protect transport systems. In response to this challenge, this cooperation will support the emergence of a new risk management model adapted to the evolution of the transport industry.

Vulnerability of transport systems

In particular, the programme will focus on the co-development of new analysis services concerning the vulnerability of transport systems, new shared core protection technologies and the definition of a new generation of operational security centres adapted to the industrial sector. Alstom will offer its customers products that comply with the latest legislation[1] and governmental specifications, and will be able to propose audits of their customers’ existing solutions to increase protection levels.

“We are proud to cooperate with Airbus, the world leader in aviation, on this programme, which will provide operators with innovative and efficient cybersecurity solutions for safer transport. This cooperation is fully in line with our ambition to be the precursor of the field of railway cybersecurity,” said Pascal Cléré.

Want to find out more about the cyber security cooperation between Alstom and Airbus? Come and join us at the Intelligent Rail Summit 2017 that will take place on 28, 29 and 30 November in the Infocenter of the Wiener Linien in Vienna, Austria. For more information, visit the conference website:

Author: Marieke van Gompel

Marieke van Gompel is editor-in-chief of, and, online magazines for railway professionals.

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