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Smart Security

Security for the digital rail world

Railways are and will remain the safest means of transportation. With the growth in digitalization, IT security – protection from physical interventions and IT tampering – is in more demand than ever. With a comprehensive concept, Siemens Mobility Services will help you to make your systems as safe as possible.

On the safe track – thanks to multi-level IT security concept

A route network covering 38,000 kilometers, nearly 9,000 train stations and stops, almost 3,500 interlockings, and 70,000 switches and crossings:* in Germany alone, the size of the rail infrastructure is impressive. And there are many starting points where you can make operation management, maintenance, asset management, and many other areas more modern, economical, and efficient with the help of digitalization. 

To effectively protect the networked system along with the rapidly growing data volumes against manipulations, the IT security portfolio from Siemens Mobility Services offers you a multi-level modular concept.

The first step includes a professional IT security analysis of the status quo of your system. If desired, Mobility Services also performs penetration tests: To do this, our specialists simulate a hacker attack. Based on the results of these tests, weak points in the systems can be eliminated and recommendations for corrective actions can be provided. Continuous monitoring allows us to identify and report relevant IT security incidents – for example with special software solutions that detect any signs of fraudulent manipulation. Furthermore, Mobility Services supports you through IT security training with regard to the monitoring of personnel, processes and technology.

*Source: KRITIS-Sektorstudie 2015

Security has many aspects


Security starts with the password

Security starts with the password: IT security trainings raise awareness among employees about the creation of secure passwords and careful password handling.


Familiar patterns work. For the time being.

Familiar patterns work. For the time being. It is high time for appropriate improvement measures such as system hardening, process optimization, employee trainings, and the installation of security technologies.

On the safe side with Siemens Mobility Services

You can use our IT security concept modularly – always with the added value of our in-depth knowledge of rail systems. Upon request you will initially receive a professional evaluation of your status quo. With your permission, as part of a penetration test our specialists can simulate an intrusion into your system – and reveal any open doors before they are discovered by uninvited cyber guests. If necessary, we harden your system, eliminate vulnerabilities, and install security technologies. We use special software solutions to detect and report events relevant to IT security during operation. In addition, Siemens Mobility Services offers trainings on topics such as personnel, processes, and technology. With the Siemens Rail Academy, an experienced partner is at your disposal.

“Others may know how to make PCs more secure – but Siemens knows the importance of each individual component in the signaling system. Only Siemens as a manufacturer can evaluate the system and implement changes that do not influence the proof of safety. And if changes are necessary that would require a renewal of this proof, we can implement them as we would with new installations.”

Jürgen Kott, Siemens Mobility, head of the Support Center Rail Automation

IT security with increasing value

Security for carefree travel and passengers who enjoy riding the rails on a regular basis: According to an up-to-date study, in 2015 only 25% of entrepreneurs viewed IT security as a competitive advantage rather than a cost factor – by 2018 that figure is expected to grow to 59%.

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For more information about Smart Security for your rail service, please send an e-mail to our experts. They will be glad to assist you.

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