The TSA regulations took effect on December 31, and rail operators across USA are facing looming deadlines. However, achieving compliance across the four required TSA mandates isn’t a quick fix, and the regulations spark additional questions: Why is the federal government rapidly getting involved in rail cybersecurity? What kind of cyberattacks are now targeting rail systems and rolling stock, and what’s next? Are rail cybersecurity measures in place sufficient to fend off sophisticated attacks? Are existing rail technology platforms such as PTC and onboard/wayside fault detection and health monitoring capable of supporting cybersecurity measures? Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C Vantuono discusses these topics with rail cybersecurity expert Josh Lospinoso, CEO and co-founder of podcast sponsor Shift5.

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