International VDI Workshop - Cyber Security in Public Transport

Cyber Security in Public Transport - Workshop

The VDI Cyber Security in Public Transport workshop will cover new developments in electronic safety and security that affect buses and public transport. Discuss and engage with best practice examples and exchange ideas with your peers and experts in breakout sessions. Learn about new developments in cyber security with specific implications for buses and public transport. Benchmark your own practice and discover how other international companies and entities operate.

Understanding Risks and prepare for them in Future

The public transport sector is as much in the grip of developments in digitalization and automation as any other industry. However, the implications on public safety in case of cyber attacks are substantial. That’s why it’s imperative for managers, engineers, specialists and contractors working in public transport to be aware of current and future risks and how to mitigate them. Understand the potential motivations of hackers and their mode of operation is key, as is learning from best practice examples from around the world. Engage with the past, present and future of cyber security in public transport at this VDI workshop and learn how you can prepare yourself for potential risks.

Main topics covered by the workshop:

  • Current cyber security issues and known weaknesses and compromises.
  • What we can learn from historical cyber attacks and the motivations of hackers.
  • Best practice examples and benchmarking your current security practices and processes.
  • Recognizing trends in digitalization and automation and their implications on cyber security.
  • Preparing for the future and learning from past mistakes – developing cyber security strategies

As this is an interactive workshop, with breakout sessions and presentations, we would welcome any questions or topics you would like to see addressed by our workshop chairs. Please send your questions/suggestions to us at least four weeks before the sessions.


We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

A perfect accompaniment

This workshop is ideal for participants of the Future of Busses and Smart Cars and Urban Mobility conferences taking place November 28-29, 2018 at the same venue. Take advantage of a discounted price when booking both one of the conferences and workshop together.

By booking the package you can also take advantage of the evening get-together on  the first conference day to expand your professional network and exchange experiences and insights with your colleagues and experts in the field.

Who should take part

Chaired by Dirk Weißert, Head of Research at INIT GmbH, this workshop is perfect for professionals working in product management, engineering and technology, as well as architects and specialists at bus manufacturers, suppliers and solution providers, in particular managers and staff from public transport companies, authorities and operators.

Amongst others, it will also be of interest to

  • Operational managers in public transport
  • Security & safety managers in public transport
  • Other public transport professionals engaged in cyber security
  • Professionals from other sectors with an interest in exploring cyber security from the point of view of public transport
  • Newcomers with an interest in the field

Book your space now

You want to know how hackers work and what risks exist in terms of cyber security in public transport? You’re interested in best practice examples of how to combat threats and would like to measure your own work against the work of others in the field? You want to participate in interactive breakout sessions and engage with your peers and experts? Then book your space at the VDI Cyber Security in Public Transport workshop now.

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