Advanced cybersecurity for a new era of transit systems, ridership confidence, and rail safety.
Railway safety equals rider confidence.
“Recent attacks in London, Brussels, and New York City...highlight the importance of strengthening and securing passenger rail systems around the world.
Railway systems are inherently vulnerable to cyberattack due to their fixed schedules, public availablity of route and schedule information, multiple open access points, high ridership, and limited access lanes.
A malicious attack could mean unrecoverable loss of reputation, rider confidence, and life.
Real safety means protecting railway infrastructure, passengers, and cargo from physical and invisible threats.
IT and security investments must be made to strengthen rail OT systems and keep people safe.
"Cyberattacks can destroy a transit agency’s physical systems, render them inoperable, hand over control of those systems to an outside entity or jeopardize the privacy of employee or customer data."
OT and IT systems are more interconnected than ever. Meanwhile networks, wireless communications systems, and command centers have become more sophisticated. The result: rapidly evolving rail and metro systems that are more capable – and vulnerable – than ever.
To adapt and respond to cyberattacks that threaten rail’s operations, safety, and ridership, you need a security solution that keeps your railway safe and your operations efficient.
Our experience draws from top government and private sector, military grade cybersecurity teams.
US Digital Service
US Department of Defense
There’s no silver bullet for protecting an entire railway system. Not every cyber attack looks the same. Shift5’s security suite provides critical information that security operations centers can use for monitoring multiple systems and precincts to maintain public safety.
A return to normal ridership in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic means making comprehensive improvements that help keep people who ride your rail safe. Know where and how your railway is vulnerable to cyberattacks like the one SFMTA experienced with a complete look at your security posture.
Rail and transit systems have been classified as high-risk for cyberattacks by the Federal government since 1997. Shift5 helps railways meet evolving cybersecurity and safety standards, enabling rail operators to identify, respond, and react to virtually any railway cyber threat from anywhere.
For optimal reopening success post-pandemic, ease riders’ minds with added security. Shift5’s cyber security solution automatically identifies over 100 attack signatures, and immediately alerts railway crews and managers.
US railroad companies turn to Shift5’s freight and transit security solution because it provides continuous monitoring of railway vulnerabilities, a rules engine that alerts automatically, and work packages that enable cyber security analysts to address cyber threats immediately. Detection and responsive management of your transit system’s cyber health results in long-term savings on cost and person hours.
Turn untapped data into actionable insights. Security monitoring enhances operational efficiency.
30,000 Hrs Saved with accurate maintenance rationalization
$7 Million Cost savings by detecting and repositioning empty containers
$100 Million Reduction in planned capital expenditure
Collect data in real time, from switches to locomotive engines.
Avert most known attacks with sophisticated algorithms.
Tampering detection and alerts for real-time risk mitigation.
See anomalous functioning, with complete and accurate data.
Turn your real-time data into security insights.
Optimize the life of your equipment by timing care right.
Secure storage and analysis reporting.
Configurable for the RS232 Protocol.
Shift5 bolts onto your existing product. It’s simple to manage and easy to deploy, giving you continuous awareness with one solution that works with your preferred tools.