Israel sets up Cyber Security center to protect Railways

JERUSALEM: Israel has developed a cyber security center to protect its railway system, media reports said on Sunday.

The security center is created by Rafael, an Israeli government-owned defence technology company, quoting local media reports. The company will provide Israel Railways corporation with a cybersecurity operations center (CSOC) located in the city of Lod in central Israel.

The CSOC, worth $8.25 million, will be operated by Israel Railways’ cyber unit. According to data of the country’s rail authorities, about 10 million attempts to penetrate the train network are blocked each month, including some aimed at collecting vital information, and inserting viruses and malware. The CSOC will help monitor, control and protect the railway systems, as well as detect electronic penetration and attack attempts targeting the company.