Overview of cyber-physical systems in the UK railways
How we can secure of next-generation signalling systems understand the cyber risks to rail
The talk will centre on the physical and operational assets of the railway, moving the discussion of cyber security in rail beyond the protection of business-as-usual back office ICT to focus on the systems that make us unique.
What are the USPs of this event?
- Identifying the challenges and proposing solutions to ensure future security.
- How we can leverage the wealth of data available from the rail sector
- Advising on new technologies & trends
Dr Richard Thomas
UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cybersecurity
UKRRIN and the Birmingham Centre for Cybersecurity and Privacy | University of Birmingham
Richard Thomas is a UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cybersecurity.
His Ph.D. Thesis reviewed the cybersecurity for some of the UK and European railway standards, identifying the challenges and proposing solutions to ensure future security. His research interests include the security of the ‘industrial internet-of-things’ and how we can leverage the wealth of data available from the rail sector. He also takes an interest in general cybersecurity topics including cybersecurity education and consumer issues, featuring on the BBC’s Rip Off Britain programme in mid-2018.
Richard was part of the Research Institute in Threats to Industrial Control Systems and is now a member of the Research Institute in Trustworthy Interconnected Cyberphysical Systems, receiving a grant to address the challenges the rail sector faces when moving towards compliance with the EU Network and Information Systems Directive.