New TSA Directive Aims to Improve Cybersecurity on Railroads


A new directive from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) aims to strengthen the cybersecurity of American railroad operations. The new security directive is a component of the White House’s initiatives to improve the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.

The directive’s requirements apply to passenger and freight railroad carriers that the TSA has identified. By requiring them to take precautions against disruption and infrastructure deterioration, the objective is to assist operators in further enhancing their cyber preparedness and resilience.

In order to protect operational technology (OT) systems in the event that an IT system is compromised, this includes creating network segmentation policies and controls.

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