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Opinion: Improving railroad cyber-threat resilience

(Source: Railway Age column by Dr. Mark W. Hartong, April 11, 2019)

NEW YORK — Railroads are a critical component of America’s transportation infrastructure, and have been making significant investments in advanced networked computer control systems and information technologies. This has enabled the employment of new capabilities such as “Positive Train Control and “Precision Railroading” with increased operational efficiencies and improvements in safety. However, the introduction of these new technologies also results in increased organizational and system vulnerabilities to disruption arising from cyber attacks.

Full story: Railway Age

Monday, April 15, 2019

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