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Digital Guide: Protecting rail and metro from cyber security threats.

About the content of our 23rd industry guide - Protecting rail and metro from cyber security threats.

2016 saw a further wave of cybercrime and high-profile hacks. Rail and metro operators are vulnerable on two fronts to this; losing control of the operational aspect of the trains themselves and of the increasingly large data they harvest be it of a technical, passenger or financial nature. Network Rail, the owner and operator of most of the UK rail infrastructure acknowledged the threat stating; “We know that the risk [of a cyber-attack] will increase as we continue to roll out digital technology across the network.” And now a new threat, as recently seen on the San Francisco network is ‘ransomware’ whereby criminals gain entry to your system, encrypt the data and then demand a ransom to decrypt it. The battle to keep ahead of the cyber-criminals will be a part of all our futures.

To help ensure the industry is able to adequately protect their network from cyber security, our editorialTerror threat on the rails. team are already speaking to senior executives at rail and metro operators around the world for insights into their work with in this crucial area, and these exclusive features will make up the focus of the guide. But we also have the opportunity to feature a small number of contributions from the commercial innovators providing cyber security solutions, products and analysis to metro agencies and rail operators around the world. 

Want to find out more? Contact Eric Hewitson on +44 (0) 20 7045 0913 / Eric.Hewiston@globaltransportforum.com 


Who reads these guides? 

This guide will be shared with our entire global community, including its 25,000+ members who work for rail companies and metro, rail and transit agencies giving your message a direct link to clients seeking to improve their digital connection with passengers. It will be featured on SmartRail World, the online home of rail and metro innovation for the full duration of 2017. And promoted extensively on our newsletters (sent to 32,000+ readers), across our very popular social media portfolio (18,000+ connections) and shared with our media partners. We guarantee a big audience.


Opportunities still available...

Guide sponsor - position yourself as the market leader, with editorial article (750-1000 words) delivering thought leadership, full page advert, branding on front page and in Editor’s Welcome, plus receiving the details (including full contact information) of the first 200 (opted-in) downloaders of the guide giving your sales team a great start to 2017.  Editorial article also published on SmartRail World. Discount available on further leads. 1 Available.

Guide Partner - with editorial article (750-1000 words), branding and recognition in Editor’s welcome, receiving the details (including full contact information) of the first 200 (opted-in) downloaders. Editorial article also published on SmartRail World. Discount available on further leads. 1 Available.

Editorial Contributor (guide + website) - Feature / Headline Interview / Case Study (750-1000 words) in the digital guide and also published on SmartRail World. 1 of each Available

Editorial Contributor (guide) - Feature / Headline Interview / Case Study (750-1000 words) in the digital guide  1 of each Available 

Advertising partner – an interactive advert with clickable links, so readers can connect straight to your website Full Page (2 available) Half Page (4 available).


Deadline for Content and Adverts: Friday 10th March 2017.

Publication date: Week commencing Monday 20t March 2017.

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MORE? We’d love to have a discussion with you about digital communications and how we can partner & deliver guaranteed return on investment contact Eric Hewitson on +44 (0) 20 7045 0913 / Eric.Hewiston@globaltransportforum.com for a no obligation chat. 

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