The railways are one of the four main industries within the transport sector, the other three being shipping, aviation and road traffic.
Organisations within all these industries have plans to introduce new IT platforms and infrastructure to improve their operations and also make more services available to the public via apps.
Many of the plans involve innovative technologies that are only just emerging. The introduction of as yet untested technologies carries major IT security challenges, because new technology will always be a target for hackers.
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