Wabtec Achieves Cybersecurity Certification – Railway Track & Structures

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Written by Carolina Worrell, Senior Editor, Railway Age

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Wabtec Corporation (Wabtec) on May 6 announced that it has achieved the IEC 62443-4-1 certification, “a benchmark for cybersecurity development lifecycle processes used on industrial automation and control systems (IACS) products.”

According to the company, the certification from LCIE – Bureau Veritas “attests to Wabtec’s secure product development processes for customers in the rail, transit, mining, industrial, and marine industries.”

The certification process evaluated Wabtec’s product development and lifecycle management practices, confirming its implementation of structured cybersecurity measures. Wabtec’s product cybersecurity program, the company says, “supports well-defined benchmarks throughout the development lifecycle.” This standards-driven approach enables a common cybersecurity baseline for its products, the company stated in a release.

“This milestone reflects our commitment to collaborating with operators within the industries we serve to strengthen cybersecurity,” said Wabtec Chief Product Security Officer Larry Lowe. After rigorous testing, we have demonstrated that our secure product development processes are in line with the highest international standards.”

Wabtec actively participates in such industry and standards groups as UNIFE and IEC Technical Committee 9/PT 63452, to support cybersecurity in digital rail innovation. This collaborative effort, the company says, enables Wabtec products to meet evolving industry requirements.

“In an era where digital technologies are pivotal, we are dedicated to integrating comprehensive cybersecurity measures into our product innovation processes and collaborating with our customers to build resilience in an efficient manner,” added Lowe.

Wabtec’s product cybersecurity team focuses on secure design and engineering practices. The approach encompasses risk management, incident response, and supply chain risk evaluation. More information is available here.

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