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In this article, Aryldo Russo presents the evolution of EN50129 CENELEC standard, which introduce a new requirement regarding cybersecurity. 


In fact, in an increasingly connected and digital world, the Railway and Urban Transportation industry relies on information and communication technologies. The security of the transportation systems can impact the operational safety and efficiency of the Railway industry in case of cyber threats.

In this fluctuating context, Railway operators and also manufacturers need to have a holistic approach by taking into account these new risks. For this, they have to identify these cybersecurity risks and implement cyber security management systems in order to mitigate these risks, give confidence in their low vulnerability level and ensure a safe and reliable service. 

The 2018 edition of EN50129 standard required cybersecurity to be dealt as part of the safety demonstration case and included in the safety case.