Egis and Cylus launch first Global Rail Cybersecurity Operations Center
The development of this very innovative service was agreed in Dubai with the official signing of an agreement between both parties. It is a testament to the strength of partnership between Egis and Cylus, and the rapid advancement of the realm of rail cybersecurity. This global-first SOC is the culmination of shared expertise, innovation, and a drive to meet the needs of rail companies today.
A SOC provides round the clock cybersecurity services to monitor, detect, identify, and respond to impending threats. The proposed SOC, by Egis and Cylus, will be the first to combine both IT and OT (operational technology) security services in the rail and urban transit sector. The heart of the SOC will be CylusOne, a revolutionary feat of engineering and artificial intelligence, delivering a real-time analysis of communications between critical systems and network interfaces – designed specifically for the rail industry. The SOC will be operated by a team of security experts on a rota to ensure 24/7/365 availability.
Cylus’ proprietary machine learning-driven platform, CylusOne, is the backbone of the SOC. In addition to cutting-edge threat detection capabilities, CylusOne enables SOC teams to achieve operational excellence through smarter and smoother practices.
Egis and Cylus expect the global-first rail SOC to be operational by January 2022. The main SOC premises will be strategically located in Mumbai, India, and will be available to rail and urban transit customers globally.
“We are excited by the most recent innovation to come out of our fruitful partnership with Cylus – the proposal to collaborate on a global-first rail Security Operations Centre.” Says Olivier Bouvart, Chief Excutive officer Rail, Egis and adds “Both teams have been working hard to realise this vision and we eagerly await the launch of the first SOC in early 2022.”
Once again, the Egis-Cylus partnership has proven to be at the forefront of rail cybersecurity innovation. The new Security Operations Centre in India will be the first of its kind; combining security for a wide array of critical rail assets, networks, and systems.
“After working closely with dozens of leading rail companies worldwide, we came to the realization that the need for a specialized, rail-specific SOC is of paramount importance”. Says Amir Levintal, CEO of Cylus and adds “in addition to cutting-edge threat detection capabilities, CylusOne enables SOC teams to achieve operational excellence, through smarter and smoother practices. With the platform, security experts can focus on advanced threat analytics and forensic investigations, instead of more mundane, manual procedures. This, of course, results not only in improved security operations, but also in immediate ROI for the rail company”.