Cybersecurity for the Trains of Tomorrow


Joint Project of Fraunhofer SIT, CYSEC [at] TU Darmstadt, DB Netz AG und SYSGO AG

The digital transformation introduces many companies with chances even in the rail sector: Through the digitalisation of  Leit- und Sicher­ungs­technik (LST) many processes can be improved and the transportation performance can be increased. The use of standarized data nets however make the security technology vulnerble for potential hach attacks. The new research project „Hard­ware­basierte Sicher­heits­platt­form für Eisenbahn Leit- und Sicher­ungs­technik“ – in short HASELNUSS – develops a security system, which defends from attacks and also includes the long life cycle ofthe trains.

The new solution was practically tested in the Testzentrum of the DB Netz AG and in the Eisenbahnbetriebsfeld Darmstadt for the first time.
In this joint project HASELNUSS the DB Netz AG, the Fraunhofer SIT, SYSGO AG and TU Darmstadt with the profile sector CYSEC are working on the Eisenbahn- Leit- und Sicher­ungs­technik of tomorrow. The partners are developing a hardware based  IT security platform, which suites the special demands of trains, like the compliance of specific real-time requirements or the proof of  fulfilment of functional security.

Further information about the HASELNUSS-Project

press release (german only)

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