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Cyber Security is a comprehensive and active field of research, particularly over the last two decades. Primary research in this field has studied the application of Cyber Security with respect to traditional IT systems and more recently, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) with regards to Operational Technology (OT) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Recently, a significant rise in computer power as well as the adoption of cloud technologies have seen computational power move toward the edge to drive the concept of fog and edge computing. This push to fog and edge computing paradigms has seen less capable edge devices being equipped with generic compute capability optimised for sophisticated computational tasks, and an ability to network that data via communications bearers.
Subsequently, the cyber security risk and associated attack surface to these connected autonomous vehicles (CAV) have increased significantly presenting a risk to wide-scale adoption of CAV.
In this webinar we will explore the impact of cyber security for connected autonomous vehicles by looking at recent research done at the University of South Australia. We provide a practical demonstration on how to bolster cyber security for an unmanned aerial system by utilising cloud-based infrastructure and secure software defined wide area networking.
Tom Scully - Enterprise Solution Architect Manager, Fortinet
Tom is an accomplished electrical engineer with over a decade of experience working within Defence in the fields of communications, electronic warfare, information warfare, cyber security, and advanced capability fields.
Tom currently works for Fortinet as the Federal Government Enterprise Solution Architect Team Manager, where he works closely with Federal Government customers to help develop solutions to protect and secure critical network infrastructure. Tom is also a PhD candidate with the University of South Australia looking to develop a Resilient Security Supervisory System for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. In 2018, Tom was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross.


Thought Leaders Series: Cybersecurity in the railway industry

Cybersecurity is a hot topic worldwide with attacks being performed against multiple domains. Over the past 5 years there has been a major increase in attacks on the railway system with a number denial of service and ransomware attacks being announced.
The railway industry is clearly a target for cyber criminals, and it is clearly hard to defend due to the inherent geographical distribution and technologically speaking the railway systems are designed with safety and availability rather than any focus on security. The railway becomes more of a target now as it starts to move to computer-based systems using IP protocols and wireless communication and networking.
There has been a recent release of a CENELEC Standard (EN 50701) to deal with Cyber Security for Railway Applications where this builds on the underlying standards such as ISO 27001 and IEC 62443.
Join subject matter experts as they provide an overview of why cybersecurity is important in the railway industry, highlighting attacks which have been executed on railways and asking the question as to whether your systems are protected, with your railway network and assets being monitored for attacks.
Key Messages:
Importance of Railway Cybersecurity Railway Cybersecurity Regulations and Mitigations Cyber Attacks in the Railway Industry Who should attend
This relevant for anyone who is involved in-
Operation and Maintenance of a railway Design of railway networks and railway systems Safety and risk assessments of railway systems and networks You do not need to be an Engineers Australia member to attend.
Hugh Hunter, ISA Director and Lead Assessor, Lead Independent Certifier, Safety Assurance Manager and Cyber Security Assessor, Certifer
At Certifer, Hugh provides Independent Safety Assessment, Independent Certification and Safety Assurance roles for various Railway Infrastructure, Systems and Rollingstock projects across Australia. As part of the ISA work Hugh is involved in the assessment of Cybersecurity artefacts and deliverables.
Prior to moving into Systems Engineering and Safety Assurance roles in the Railway Industry, Hugh worked as a Software Engineer covering multiple domains. As part of Hugh’s telecommunications career, Hugh designed, developed, installed, and commissioned various telecommunications systems, including the design of the hardware, network, and application software. This included web interfaces and relational databases. During this period Hugh was involved in Cybersecurity, addressing vulnerability assessment, and hardening of the software, hardware, and network.

Yaniv Mallet, Lead Cybersecurity Architect, Cylus
At Cylus, provides services to railway companies and projects focusing on solving practical problems and designing the right architecture to keep the clients on safe tracks.
Prior to Cyrus, Yaniv served as a lead software engineer for the Cyber R&D Division of the Israel Defense Force’s Elite Technological Unit. With other 20 years of experience in software engineering, communication systems and management of complex cybersecurity, software, and hardware projects.

Yaniv Oz, Head of Cyber Consulting Services, Cylus
Accomplished CISO of multiple public and private companies, with over 20 years of experience in networking and cybersecurity. Worked with multinational organizations, in field, corporate, and senior management positions.
At Cylus, Yaniv manages the group providing services such as secure architecture, risk and maturity assessments, CISO-as-a-Service, and managed SOC services to railway and metro operators.

Chris Mennen, Cybersecurity Advisor, SEL-SC
Chris is a Cybersecurity advisor and consultant for SEL-SC. Chris has more than 18 years of experience in IT administration and engineering and IT Security.
Chris has vast experience in the areas of Cybersecurity planning, design, assessments, monitoring and hardening with most of Chris’s experience being in projects in the Defence domain.
Chris has also been involved in providing Cybersecurity trainings and has recently been the lead lecturer in Cybersecurity Bootcamps at Monash and Sydney Universities.

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