As part of its proactive approach to improving rail cybersecurity, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued its third set of security directives in late 2022. Among the measures, the directive emphasizes the importance of patch management in Rail Technology, aligning with the European Union Commission's Cyber Resiliency Act.
With the growing recognition of the connection between safety and security, patching is becoming a necessity for the rail industry. A system cannot be considered safe if it is not secure. Implementing an effective patch management strategy involves staying informed about new vulnerabilities, maintaining an inventory of assets and software, and prioritizing effectively.
Read our white paper for more information on what patch management means in the context of Rail Technology networks and what techniques can be used to achieve it.