Cylus ,the provider of specialized cybersecurity solutions for the evolving railway, announced today its selection to the Thales cybersecurity program in Paris, taking place at the new 34,000-square-meter Station F campus.
Thales chose eleven candidates from a large pool of applicants to participate in its prestigious cybersecurity program. Over a period of six months, Cylus will be working closely with Thales’s ground transportation activity, a global leader in signaling technology.
“We were greatly impressed with the professional team and technology at Cylus,” stated Jean-Yves Plu, Thales VP Digital Ecosystem, who led the selection of the startups which joined the program on September 5th. “Our Team is impatient to start working with Cylus, leveraging both their technologies and expertise to create value for the benefit of our customers in the transportation field.”
As public transportation becomes increasingly reliant on connected technologies, with billions of passengers and trillions of dollars at stake, ensuring the resilience of rail infrastructure is vital. Cylus equips mainlines and metros with groundbreaking and effective technology to protect their critical systems from rail-specific cyber threats.
“Cylus is thrilled to build strong ties with Thales to explore product synergies and joint offerings, while exchanging domain knowledge in rail technology and cybersecurity,” said Amir Levintal, CEO of Cylus. “Collaborating with Thales and utilizing their expansive installed base, global footprint, and technical expertise facilitates a win-win scenario for rail customers, and for both companies.”
Inaugurated only one year ago, Station F is the largest startup campus in the world. The campus includes office space for 1,000 startups in addition to tech giants, such as Facebook and Microsoft.
The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. Our customers come to us with big ambitions: to make life better, to keep us safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our architects design and deliver extraordinary high technology solutions. Solutions that make tomorrow possible, today. From the bottom of the oceans to the depth of space and cyberspace, we help our customers think smarter and act faster – mastering ever greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. With 65,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €15.8 billion in 2017.
Contact details for Thales
Constance Arnoux, Security press officer
Cylus is a pioneer in protecting railway and metro systems from a growing number of cyber threats. Founded by IDF veterans from an elite technological intelligence unit, the company’s innovative software solution enables rail companies to detect cyber threats in their operational network -including signalling and onboard systems- and prevent attacks before any damage takes place. For more information, visit: https://www.cylus.com/
Cylus will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2018 September 18-21 in Berlin at Hall 6.1 booth 102 and presenting at Speaker’s Corner on September 21, Hall 15.2 at 11:30 am -12:30 pm