Cyber Security.

Efficient and stable infrastructure systems such as the rail network form the foundation of an efficient economy and society. 

New technologies, digitalisation and automation are indispensable to ensuring that Switzerland remains connected and supplied by rail. However, without secure IT infrastructure, no train would be able to move on the tracks today. Cyber crime is a global business worth billions and SBB is not immune to it. In addition to state actors, professional private hacker organisations in particular seek to profit from attacks on companies. By means of cyber security, SBB ensures that its IT infrastructure is adequately protected against attacks from cyberspace and that the railway system does not come to a standstill for days or even weeks due to a cyber attack. It creates trustworthy, resilient digital applications for systems, installations and vehicles and securely utilises new technologies and digital concepts such as big data and machine learning. SBB also operates a Cyber Defence Center which constantly monitors network traffic and can be reached at any time in the event of an incident. SBB assesses and manages its information security risks as part of the ‘Information Security Management System ISMS’, which is certified in accordance with ISO 27001 for its digital solutions in the area of business applications.

SBB is committed to contributing to Switzerland’s technological and social development and is involved in Switzerland’s cyber security initiatives for the benefit of all. Exchange and cooperation with other companies, partners and scientists is an integral part of this.