Unearthing the Secrets of Securing a 160-Year-Old Railway: Beyond the Basics!
12-09, 10:00–10:45 (Europe/London), Clappy Monkey Track

Ever wondered how to apply the NIS regulations to a 160-year-old railway? Think it's as simple as rolling out some security monitoring, deploying a few agents and crafting an incident response plan? Think again!

We will delve into the fascinating world of securing a railway infrastructure that has stood the test of time. Imagine applying modern cybersecurity principles, the technical intricacies of introducing cutting-edge security monitoring into a railway system that was conceived long before the digital age. How do you secure a system that predates the concept of cybersecurity itself? The challenges, the complexities, and the implementation - it's all here.

Keeping the Wheels Turning, Safely isn't just about the past; it's about safeguarding the future. Discover how we conquer the obstacles to ensure the continued, secure operation of the railway. Your safety, our safety, and the safety of generations to come depend on it.

Buckle up, because this is not your ordinary railway story. This is a thrilling expedition through time and technology, where we'll unlock the secrets of securing an icon that has been transporting us for over a century and a half.

Pete G is a Principal Cyber Security Engineer heading up a Security Engineering practice for one of the largest and most famous transport networks in the world.

For over 16 years, Pete has navigated the ever-evolving IT and cybersecurity landscape. His journey has taken him through the darkest corners of the cyberworld, from chasing ransomware operators through labyrinthine networks to resurrecting Active Directory from the ashes of malicious attacks. From crafting brand-new infrastructures from the ground up to unraveling complex fraud schemes, he has done most things.

A passionate advocate for knowledge sharing and community building, you can often find him at BSides conferences, where he's not just an attendee but a source of inspiration for budding cybersecurity enthusiasts. He's also the creator and guardian of the "Cyber Railway," a live interactive hackable railway CTF/War Game. It's a playground where aspiring hackers can sharpen their skills.

Known for his dad jokes, loyalty and entertainment on the decks and off he's a good egg.