Thank you for boarding Hack The Railroad: Safeguarding the Future of Rail Systems

which happened on October 25-26, 2023
The DreamPort Facility, Columbia MD

In an era driven by the surge of digitalization, the world of rail transportation has undergone a remarkable transformation. With every passing day, our trains and metros hurtle forward at unprecedented speeds. Yet, as the horizon expands, so too does the realm of potential threats.

Conference attendees embarked on a journey during Hack The Railroad—a groundbreaking hybrid cybersecurity event powered by the alliance of US Cyber Command, Cylus, MISI & Amtrak. This gathering served as a nexus for the brightest minds in the railway cybersecurity industry.

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HTR 2023 Presenters :

Welcome by Maryland Department of Transportation, Kathryn (Katie) Fry Hester

Maryland State Senator Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology

Keynote Address by Jesse Whaley

CISO, Amtrak

Carolyn Hayward-Williams: Director, Office of Railroad Systems and Technology, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Thomas Farmer: Chair - Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC)

Tariq Habib: Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Metropolitan Transportation Authority

John J. Garstka : Director for Cyber within the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

Joel Waugh: Sr. Director, Cybersecurity & CISO, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

Peter Watts: Former Director for Cybersecurity, National Security Council

Joshua Russell, CISSP: Principal Security Architect, CSX Technology

Jim McKenney: Practice Director, Industrials and Operational Technologies NCC Group

Shawn Taylor: Regional Technology Officer at Forescout Technologies Inc.

Susan Howard: VP ICS/OT Cybersecurity, Michael Baker International

Nik Urlaub: Critical Infrastructure Resiliency and Safety Capability Area Lead at MITRE

Mark Grant: Owner, RiskSec Group

Justin Smith: Director Cybersecurity Engineering Amtrak

M Schneider:
Department Manager, CI Assessments, Analytics, and Resiliency

Miki Shifman : Co-Founder & CTO Cylus

Olivia Phillips : Cyber Defense Cyber Assessment Director, Amtrak

Bruno Corasolla : Global Head of Digital Trains Hitachi Rail

Conference Features:

Speaker Sessions + Panel Discussion

From cutting-edge technologies to emerging trends, these visionary voices will equip you with the tools needed to safeguard our nation's rail systems.

Immersive Trainings (Registration Now Closed)

Dive into the immersive world of railroad cybersecurity trainings as we empower you with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to protect rail integrity and ensuring the safety of the millions who rely on them.

Thank you to Hack The Railroad 2023 participating organizations:

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