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Cybersecurity in Public Transport

17 > 27 Apr. 2023
Online, 10.00 CEST time (UTC+2)
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An online training on Cybersecurity in Public Transport in partnership with Technologie Region Karlsruhe

UITP Academy is launching an online course on Cybersecurity with the support of Technologie Region Karlsruhe starting on 17 April 2023 and ending on 27 April 2023. The course features 8 interactive online sessions and interactive workshop.


Worried about cybersecurity? Join the club! As public transport becomes increasingly digitized, cyber threats are here to stay. Public transport networks must ensure that they are ready to tackle cyber threats. Cybersecurity is vital to protect IT systems from mishap, be they accidental or intentional. The problem is technical, but the solutions are only partly technical. This training course will give participants a deep understanding of how to address cyber risks based on the following three pillars:

Source: Action Points – Cybersecurity in Public Transport, UITP, 2017

People: People are often responsible for most security vulnerabilities (error and ignorance, not to mention malicious intent), but are also the greatest line of defense. Creating a culture of awareness and providing training opportunities for all staff profiles, is the most important pillar.
Policies + procedures: People must be supported by fit-for-purpose policies and procedures, and also be supported at Board level.
Physical protection: This is the ‘easiest’ element to implement and involves a number of technical protection layers.

Learning objectives

  • Broaden your knowledge and widen your perspectiveon cybersecurity by learning from professional leaders
  • Learn to assess risk and construct a cybersecurity policy and implementation plan
  • Define training needs for relevant staff
  • Gain an insight into well-known cyber-attacks
  • Benchmark your practices and tools with your peers
  • Get hands-on experience by discussing:
    • Risk assessment methodology and ready-to-use matrix
    • The creation of cybersecurity policies and implementation plans
    • How to incorporate cyber requirements when tendering out new products and services
  • Learn the best practices from Asia and Europe

Who is it for?

  • Staff from public transport IT, safety and security departments
  • Chief Information Officers, operational managers, security managers and safety managers
  • Other public transport professionals engaged in cybersecurity from public transport operators and authorities
  • Professionals from other sectors with an interest in exploring cybersecurity from the point of view of public transport
  • Experienced professionals as well as newcomers to the topic

NB: This course is suitable for those who are fluent or have a high level in English

Why choose an online course?

  • Interact with public transport professionals from across the world
  • Be time efficient, with 7 sessions over a 2-week timespan
  • Flexibility to join the sessions from any location in the world, at work or at home

A top level methodology

  • Participate in interactive online sessions which includes an introduction by course leaders and open discussions with participants
  • Apply your concepts during the online workshop
  • Exchange your current practices and experiences with your peers
  • Each theme will be approached as follows:
    • Basic principles and conceptual approaches
    • State of the art development and innovations
    • Best practices examples
    • Interactive exchange between participants and experts

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

Inspiring trainers

Our skillful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in the strategic, operational and technological areas of cybersecurity.

Join this online course
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