How to evolve railway cybersecurity from reactive to automated and proactive

Sponsored by: Nokia

Focused on:

  • Railway Technology
  • Cybersecurity

Date: 24 June


Time: 10AM London

The railway industry is in an ongoing digitalization phase for years now. Digitalization not only results in operational benefits, but it also comes with the cost of increased security challenges. These security challenges are overwhelming many railway operators due to lack of resources and increased solution complexity. At the same time, regulations, such as the EU Cybersecurity Strategy, are putting pressure on railway operators to take required actions, while standards such as IEC62443 are evolving to capture railway specific requirements to describe and benchmark best practices.

Today’s manual event handling and siloed approaches are very limited, inefficient, and time consuming. In order to achieve Integrity, confidentiality and availability in mission critical communications networks, a combination of technical controls, processes, procedures, and automation is required.

This webinar will focus on the current industry landscape and the challenges that are pushing railways to increase the use of automated security – including real-time monitoring, central access management and configuration audits – and why this focus is more important in 2020 than ever before. It will conclude with a customer case as a real example.

Presented by

Stefan Weidmann,

CTO Business Development TransformationEMEA, Nokia

Since June 2019, Mr. Weidmann has held the position of “CTO Business Development Transportation EMEA” at Nokia in the Enterprise area.

After concluding his studies of electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich with a master’s degree, he started his professional career in 1990 as a development engineer in the field of process automation. After a two-year stay in the USA, where he was part-time working and part-time doing a master's degree study, he joined Alcatel in 2000 in technical sales. This was followed by various management positions in the areas of solution design, marketing, sales and key account management for Alcatel, Alcatel-Lucent and finally Nokia.

Faris Al-Katib,

Lead Security Consultant, Nokia

Faris has 20 years’ experience in the telecommunication industry with 13 years specialization in security helping telecommunication service providers, public safety agencies and mission critical network operators secure their networks and address key security challenges. Faris has worked with several providers across the globe, from Japan, US, middle east to Europe. Faris is leading the effort to define the security solution that addresses new challenges in the telco industry and mission critical networks, focusing on topics such as security orchestration/automation and incident response.

Christian Schlehuber,

Manager Governance CyberSecurity / Convenor CLC WG26, Deutsche Bahn AG

Key Learning Objectives

  • The criticality of cybersecurity in railways
  • Challenges railway operators are facing in cybersecurity operations
  • Key elements of automated cybersecurity operations
  • Real life deployment example


  • Information security
  • Network security
  • Signaling and telecom
  • Communications network
  • IT
  • Infrastructure
  • Operations
  • Head of network communications
  • Telecom engineering services
  • Head of lifecycle management
  • Engineering
  • Network planning
  • Asset Management