Cyber Security

RazorSecure protects millions of rail journeys

15th June 2020
Alex Lynn

RazorSecure has announced that it has now protected more than ten million rail passengers. The milestone comes as more people are using the internet to communicate, with social distancing measures in place to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Since it launched, UK-headquartered RazorSecure has worked with transport operators and system suppliers such as Arriva, Icomera, Nomad Digital, VT Miltope and, more recently, Northern Trains, to protect their new digital train fleet from cyber attacks, ensuring passengers get to their destination safely and securely. 

RazorSecure’s distinctive approach enables it to detect both known and unknown attacks while remaining effective for the life of the system. This approach is crucial for digital transport systems, as attacks tend to be more sophisticated and customised by the attacker, causing traditional approaches to fail.

Alex Cowan, CEO of RazorSecure, said:“We are delighted to reach this important milestone for our business and our customers. We truly believe that our systems, powered by AI and focused on the particular threats the transport industry faces, are world leading. We are still very much open for business and have our next target, 20 million passengers protected, in our sights.” 

Marc Silverwood, Digital Trains Project Manager for Northern Trains said: “RazorSecure’s products are an effective part of our security in depth approach. We consider their solutions to be unique and ideally suited to work in a distributed and often isolated environment.”

Icomera, the world’s leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport, was the network integrator for Northern Trains’ Digital Train project and is responsible for the providing ongoing remote and onsite support for the onboard systems, including the Passenger WiFi service.

Peter Kingsland, Managing Director of Icomera UK, said: “Where public transport is still operating – taking key workers, such as front-line medical staff between their homes and hospitals - we are pleased to be keeping passengers in-touch with their families and colleagues, and informed of the latest news.  Offering this service with the enhanced security offered by RazorSecure’s technology brings welcome peace of mind at a time when it is in short supply in so many other areas of our daily lives.”

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