The two companies believe that the increase in cyberattacks and the expansion of Big Data and the Internet of Things mean that new measures to protect transport systems are required.

The programme will support a new risk management model for the transport industry, and will focus on the co-development of new analysis services concerning transport vulnerability, new shared core protection technologies, and the definition of a new generation of operational security centres for the industrial sector.

Alstom says it is offering products which meet the latest cybersecurity and government specifications, and will be able to propose audits of their customers’ existing solutions to increase protection levels.