Alstom has invested EUR 100,000 in Campus Cyber SAS, a French company supporting the wider Paris “Campus Cyber” initiative.
The Campus Cyber, located in La Défense, near Paris, will open in autumn 2021, and bring together industry, governments, academic and associations representatives under a single co-creation environment. Additional regional hubs are scheduled to open in the coming years. In a world driven by digitalisation, assurances that data and connected systems are protected is a fundamental requirement of ensuring continuous operations. Therefore, Alstom has placed cybersecurity at the heart of its excellence and safety culture.
“This will be the first campus in the world with a focus on the rail sector. Again, Alstom is actively forming a partnership to ensure that the rail industry is equipped to tackle cybersecurity challenges all over the world. Leveraging expertise from other sectors to boost the ongoing development of cybersecurity solutions designed for mobility, will ensure a rapid and resilient response to operators’ demand,” Eddy Thésée, Vice President of Cybersecurity at Alstom said.
As a shareholder, Alstom has now become an associate member of the campus, a centre aimed at unifying the cybersecurity community and developing synergies between various industry players. Joining this campus will enhance existing rail systems’ cybersecurity capabilities and help drive the rail industry towards a cyber-safe future.
The Campus Cyber project has been initiated by the French Presidency and is considered a symbol of cybersecurity that will bring together the main national and international players in this field. In particular, it will make it possible to accommodate companies (large groups, SMEs), state services, training organisations, research players and associations on the same site. According to the French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI), more than 60 actors from a variety of sectors of activity have expressed their intention to participate in the Campus expected to be opened in October 2021.
The investment strengthens Alstom’s ambition to lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide, as outlined in the company’s Alstom in Motion 2025 strategic plan. Under the strategy, Alstom is committed to increase the efficiency by developing and deliver digital solutions an objective that will be achieved through Alstom’s worldwide presence and its industrial and engineering capacities and capabilities.