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RISSB Rail Cyber Security Conference

Threats and opportunities of a digital railway

11-12 September 2018 | Hotel Jen, Brisbane

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Following the success of the inaugural RISSB Rail Cyber Security Conference, RISSB and Informa are proud to announce that this year’s conference will be held on the 11 and 12 September 2018 at the newly opened Calile Hotel in Brisbane.

From driverless trains to new signalling and communications systems, the Australian rail industry is embracing the automation and innovation of the digital railway. With new frontiers come new dangers and recent examples, both near and far, show us how crucial cyber security has become for critical infrastructure systems. Infrastructure damage, threats to safety, disruptions, economic loss and data breaches are all possible outcomes from compromised operational technology.

To increase your understanding of these vulnerabilities and discuss strategies to protect your rail assets, the 2018 RISSB Rail Cyber Security Conference will build upon the foundations set by the case-studies and open discussions shared in 2017. It will bring together experts from across the cyber security field, government agencies, leading technology suppliers and academics to address all of your concerns in safeguarding your critical rail infrastructure from cyber threats.

Topics will include:

  • Evolving threat profile: Cyber security outlook for Australia
  • Technical case studies
  • Managing threats to the railway network and supply chain
  • Response and recovery strategies
  • Culture, awareness and training
  • Capability and leadership
  • Moving from legacy systems
  • Security system updates: Software and vendor solutions
  • Protecting existing control systems
  • The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT)
  • Integration or Isolation of (OT and IT) networks?
  • The commercial importance of security governance
  • Protect, detect, respond and recover: Cyber Security Management Systems

Call for Papers

RISSB invites you to submit a 400-600 word abstract of a proposed paper in your area of expertise related to the rail cyber security. All abstracts will be reviewed for relevance, timeliness, and quality.

Forward your submission to the Conference Manager, Tina Karas at
Submissions should contain your full contact details and any commercial affiliations along with a presentation title, theme and main findings, strategy or solution.
Deadline: Friday 15 June 2018


Packages Price
Two day conference - Standard rate$1895+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - RISSB member rate$1195+GSTEarly Bird
Two day conference - RISSB Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*$695+GSTEarly Bird
Dinner$175+GSTEarly Bird
Dinner - Table of 10$1575+GSTEarly Bird
Dinner - RISSB member rate$150+GSTEarly Bird
Dinner Table of 10 - RISSB member rate$1350+GSTEarly Bird
Extras Price
Dinner $175+GST
Dinner - RISSB member rate $150+GST
Dinner - Table of 10 $1575+GST
Dinner Table of 10 - RISSB member rate $1350+GST

RISSB Young Rail Professionals rate (Under 35)*

*RISSB is delighted to offer reduced registration fees to all young rail professionals of RISSB Member organisations. To receive the discounted rate, all of the following criteria must be met:

  • You must be an RISSB member
  • You must be aged 35 years or younger
  • Upon booking, your registration must be accompanied by another RISSB member from your organisation that is over 35 years at the full price
  • The person aged 35 years or under must include their date of birth in the delegate information comments box when booking

Note: You will be required to provide ID on the day of the event.

Is your organisation an RISSB Member? Check here

Conference Dinner

To be held on the evening of 11 September, the conference dinner provides you with the perfect opportunity to continue networking and connecting with peers in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

Open exclusively to conference attendees and invited industry guests, register at the time of your conference booking.

when & where

11 - 12 Sep 2018

Hotel Jen
159 Roma Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000
+61 7 3238 2222

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Call 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Tina Karas
Conference Manager
02 9080 4408

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
02 9080 4432

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