This article first appeared in the Railway-News magazine, Issue 1 2023.
That is why VUZ newly offers cyber security assessments in the field of railway transport. We perform tests in accordance with our internal standards, as well as with CENELEC 50701. The final assessment report and certificate are issued in accordance with ISO 27000, IEC 62443 or TC 50701.
The standard focuses on assessment of cyber resilience of both standing and driving vehicles, and documentation and IT architecture from the point of view of cyber security; on top of that, VUZ also provides external examinations of IT architecture and acceptance of vehicles from the point of view of cyber security.
Starting from this year, the European NIS 2 Directive is obligatory, and the fine for an infringement may amount to up to CZK 10 million (EUR 416,000), or 2% of the total worldwide annual turnover of the company. In view of the gradual transition to exclusive operation under ETCS supervision, security and cyber security is becoming a factor that needs to be focused on when legal requirements are fulfilled. As the European leader in rail testing and certification, VUZ also offers training or workshops in this field.
The environmental impact is not the only factor for the companies anymore; in addition to that, ESG is newly coming to the foreground (environmental, social and governance responsibilities).
The carbon footprint, as an indirect energy consumption indicator, determines the amount of greenhouse gas emissions related to company operation. VUZ provides carbon footprint calculation and verification of an organisation as a whole or of a product (Scope 1, 2, 3), and a carbon footprint audit in accordance with the GHG Protocol and ISO 14064. The reported data can be subsequently used in the process of creation of the customer’s corporate strategies in the field of environmental protection and sustainable financing.
Railway-News magazine Issue 4 Rolling Stock edition, November 2022: Výzkumný Ústav Železniční – VUZ on the Way to the Future.
Railway-News Magazine Issue 1, March 2022: VUZ – Czech-Based VUZ Plans to Expand Its Inspection Services throughout Europe.
The Czech-based Railway Research Institute, VUZ, is set to invest €20 million on their railway test track in a bid to reduce emissions.
The CEO of Výzkumný Ústav Železniční a.s CZE, Martin Bělčík explains why their test circuit is of high interest and booked for several years.
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