Railway Cybersecurity Market

Railway Cybersecurity Market by Type (Infrastructural and On-board), Solutions and Services, Security Type (Network, Application, End Point, System Administration, and Data Protection), and Region - Global Forecast to 2027

Report Code: AT 7159 Jun, 2019, by marketsandmarkets.com

[130 Pages Report] The railway cybersecurity market is estimated to be USD 6.0 billion in 2019 and projected to reach USD 12.6 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 9.8%. Increase in use of IoT and connectivity in railway ecosystem is projected to drive the global market.

Railway Cybersecurity Market

The infrastructural segment is expected to be the largest contributor to the global market, by type, during the forecast period.

The infrastructural segment is estimated to be the largest in this market. The implementation of railway traffic management systems in urban transit solutions such as metros and high-speed trains is a major driving factor for this market. Rail traffic management systems allow centralized supervision and traffic control of the entire rail network. The entire rail operations can be regularized from a central control system. This central administration system uses real-time data over high-speed communication links across trains and rail infrastructures to automate traffic. Rail traffic management involves signaling, traffic control, routing, and train scheduling. All these systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Hence, growth of these systems will boost the railway cybersecurity.

The services segment is expected to be the fastest growing market, by component, during the forecast period.

The services segment is expected to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period. The railway cybersecurity services market is segmented into risk and threat assessment, support and maintenance, design and implementation, and others. These services enhance the security portfolio of rail infrastructure and safeguard the end points, networks, and cloud environment from unauthorized access, exploitation, and data loss. The companies that do not have in-house capabilities for detection and remediation against threats outsource their cybersecurity work to expert Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). Managed security services help safeguard enterprises by providing network assessment, targeted scanning and reporting, unlimited report generation, security controls and remediation, vulnerability analysis, live monitoring, and other such tasks.

Railway Cybersecurity Market

The network security segment is expected to be the largest market, by security type, during the forecast period.

The network security segment is estimated to have the largest market size during the forecast period. The growth in the network segment is associated with the rise in the number of security breaches targeting networks where hackers try to gain access to sensitive data. As the vulnerabilities have become more complex and sophisticated, the demand for network security products is expected to increase for countering threats.

Key Market Players

The key players in the railway cybersecurity market are Thales (France), Alstom (France), Siemens (Germany), Bombardier (Canada), Nokia Networks (Finland), General Electric (Wabtec)(US), Hitachi (Japan), IBM (US), Cisco (US), United Technologies (Rockwell Collins), and Huawei (China). Thales is anticipated to be a dominant player in the global market. Thales adopted the strategies of new product development, partnership, and mergers & acquisitions to retain its leading position in this market. The company strengthened its product portfolio and increased its global presence by building customer relationships. It has also increased its presence in emerging markets such as India.

Scope of the Report

Report Metric



Market Size Available for Years



Base Year Considered


Forecast Period


Forecast Units

Value (USD million)

Segments Covered

Type, Solutions and Services (Component), Security Type, and Region

Geographies Covered

Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and RoW

Companies Covered

Thales (France), Alstom (France), Siemens (Germany), General Electric (US), Bombardier (Canada), Nokia Networks (Finland)
Total 20 major players covered

This research report categorizes the railway cybersecurity market on the basis of type, security type, Solutions and Services, and region.

Market, by Type

  • Infrastructural
  • On-board

Market, by Security Type

  • Network Security
  • Application Security
  • Data Protection
  • End Point Protection
  • System Administration

Market, by Component (solutions and services)

  • Solutions
  • Encryption
  • Firewall
  • Antivirus/AntiMalware
  • Risk and Compliance
  • Others
  • Services
  • Risk and Threat Assessment
  • Support and Maintenance
  • Design and Implementation
  • Others.

Market, by Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • RoW

Recent Developments

  • In September 2018, Thales Deutschland and of the AVG (Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft) signed an agreement on the cooperation of the two companies regarding a joint project for autonomous driving. Together, they want to develop an electric city railway that drives autonomously. The company combines classic products with new and innovative technologies such as autonomous driving, IoT and connectivity, AI, big data, and cybersecurity to support clients.
  • Alstom actively address the railway cybersecurity challenges coming from the increasing regulation and operator’s needs. This is done internally with a global organization, the implementation of design principles and policies. It is also addressed externally by building partnership with some domain leaders (one key partnership being with Airbus) and active participation to standardization committees. This enable the execution of projects with strong cybersecurity requirements on all continents for a wide range of solutions and contexts.
  • In September 2018, Siemens showcased its MindConnect Rail solution at the InnoTrans 2018. MindConnect Rail is a modular and flexible software and hardware solution to ensure secure data transmissions from safety-critical infrastructures and rail vehicles. MindConnect Rail uses all functions provided by the new Data Capture Unit (DCU) to ensure complete access to data as well as effectively prevent cyberattacks.

Key questions addressed in the report

  • Where will all the developments in the field of railway cybersecurity take the railway industry in the mid- to long-term?
  • How will the increasing adoption of high-speed trains and government safety and security norms impact this market?
  • What is the effect of IoT and AI in the global market?
  • Which are the key players in the market and how intense is the competition?
  • How will the advent of autonomous and connected trains impact the market?

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Secondary Sources
           2.2.2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Sampling Techniques & Data Collection Methods
           2.3.2 Primary Participants
    2.4 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.5 Market Size Estimation
           2.5.1 Top-Down Approach
    2.6 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Railway Cybersecurity Market
    4.2 Market: Major Countries
    4.3 Market, By Region
    4.4 Market, By Security Type
    4.5 Market, By Soutions and Services
    4.6 Market, By Type

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
           Increasing Cybersecurity Threats
           Adoption of IoT and Automation Technologies
           5.2.2 Restraints
           Slow Pace of Cybersecurity Advancements in Developing Economies
           5.2.3 Opportunities
           Demand for Cloud-Based Services
           5.2.4 Challenges
           Security of Generated Data
           Shortage of Cybersecurity Expertise for Proactive Strategic Planning

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 40)
    6.1 Technological Ovrview
           6.1.1 IoT in Railways
           6.1.2 Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing in Railways
           6.1.3 Connected Trains
           Positive Train Control (PTC)
           Communication/Computer-Based Train Control (CBTC)
           Passenger Information System (PIS)
           6.1.4 Autonomous Train
           6.1.5 European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
    6.2 Regulatory Overview
           6.2.1 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
           6.2.2 International Union of Railways (UIC)
           6.2.3 Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008

7 Global Market, By Solutions and Services (Page No. - 44)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Solutions
           7.2.1 Risk and Compliance Management
           7.2.2 Encryption
           7.2.3 Firewall
           7.2.4 Antivirus/Antimalware
           7.2.5 Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System
    7.3 Services
           7.3.1 Design and Implementation
           7.3.2 Risk and Threat Assessment
           7.3.3 Support and Maintenance

8 Global Market, By Security Type (Page No. - 50)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Application Security
           8.2.1 Asia Pacific is Estimated to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
    8.3 Network Security
           8.3.1 North America is Estimated to Be the Second Fastest Market in for the Network Security Segment
    8.4 Data Protection
           8.4.1 Government Regulations Related to Data Protection Such as GDPR is Estimated to Drive the Market
    8.5 End Point Security
           8.5.1 Increasing Security Requirement for the Devices Such as IP Cameras, Passenger Information Display, Passenger Announcement, and Automatic Doors is Major Driving Factor for the End Point Security
    8.6 System Administration
           8.6.1 Europe is the Largest Market for System Administration

9 Global Market, By Type (Page No. - 57)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Infrastructural
           9.2.1 Increase in Connected and Digitalised Infrastructure in Asia Pacific Region Will Propel the Market for Infrastructural Solution
    9.3 On-Board
           9.3.1 Increasing Government Norms Related to Passenger Security Will Propel On-Board Security Market

10 Global Market, By Region (Page No. - 61)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
             10.2.1 US
               US is Estimated to Be the Largest Market in North America Region
             10.2.2 Canada
               On-Board Segment is Estimated to Be the Fastest
             10.2.3 Mexico
               Infrastructural Segment Will Be the Largest in Mexican Market
     10.3 Europe
             10.3.1 UK
               Stringent Government Norms Related to Railway Cybersecurity in the Country Will Propel the Market
             10.3.2 Germany
               Germany is A Largest Contributor in the European Market
             10.3.3 France
               France is Fastest Growing Market in the Region
             10.3.4 Russia
               On-Board Segment Will Be the Fastest Growing Segment During the Forecast Period
             10.3.5 Italy
               Ambitious Investment Programs for Railway Infrastructure are Expected to Drive the Infrastructural Segment of the Italian Market
             10.3.6 Spain
               Investments in High-Speed Trains Will Fuel the Spanish On-Bord Security Market
             10.3.7 Rest of Europe (RoE)
               Poland and Norway are Major Contributor in the RoE Market
     10.4 Asia Pacific
             10.4.1 China
               Huge Investments in Railway Infrastructure is Boosting the Chinese Market
             10.4.2 Japan
               Technological Advancements in High-Speed Trains are Driving the Japanese Market
             10.4.3 India
               Upcoming Railway Projects are Expected to Drive the Indian Market
             10.4.4 South Korea
               Expansion in Urban Rail is Expected to Propel the South Korean On-Board Security Market
     10.5 RoW
             10.5.1 Brazil
               Infrastructural Security is the Largest Segment in the Brazilian Market
             10.5.2 UAE
               Increasing Use of Technologically Advanced Trains is Expected to Boost the UAE Market

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 82)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 Market Ranking Analysis
     11.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
             11.3.1 New Product Developments
             11.3.2 Expansions
             11.3.3 Partnerships/Supply Contracts/Collaborations/ Joint Ventures
             11.3.4 Acquisitions/Agreements
     11.4 Competitive Leadership Mapping
             11.4.1 Visionary Leaders
             11.4.2 Innovators
             11.4.3 Dynamic Differentiators
             11.4.4 Emerging Companies

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 92)
     12.1 Thales Group
     12.2 Alstom
     12.3 Siemens
     12.4 Bombardier
     12.5 General Electric (WabTec)
     12.6 Nokia Networks
     12.7 Hitachi
     12.8 IBM
     12.9 Cisco
     12.10 United Technologies (Rockwell Collins)
     12.11 Huawei
     12.12 Toshiba
     12.13 Tech Mahindra
     12.14 TUV Rheinland
     12.15 Capgemini (Sogeti)
     12.16 ABB
     12.17 Bae Systems
     12.18 Cylus
     12.19 Cervello
     12.20 Euromicron Group (Telent GmbH)

13 Appendix (Page No. - 125)
     13.1 Discussion Guide
     13.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.3 Available Customizations
     13.4 Related Reports
     13.5 Author Details

List of Tables (49 Tables)

Table 1 Currency Exchange Rates (Wrt USD)
Table 2 European Network and Information Security Agency Standards
Table 3 Railway Cybersecurity Market, By Solutions and Services, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 4 Solutions: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 5 Solutions: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 6 Services: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Billion)
Table 7 Services: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 8 Global Market, By Security Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 9 Application Security: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 10 Network Security: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 11 Data Protection Security: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 12 End Pointpoint Security: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 13 System Administration: Market Size, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 14 Global Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 15 Infrastrutcural: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 16 On-Board: Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 17 Global Market, By Region, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 18 North America: Market, By Country, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 19 North America: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 20 North America: Market, By Solutions and Services, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 21 US: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 22 Canada: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 23 Mexico: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 24 Europe: Market, By Country, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 25 Europe: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 26 Europe : Market, By Solutions and Services, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 27 UK: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 28 Germany: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 29 France: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 30 Russia: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 31 Italy: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 32 Spain: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 33 Rest of Europe: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 34 Asia Pacific: Market, By Country, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 35 Asia Pacific: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 36 Asia Pacific: Market, By Solutions and Services, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 37 China: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 38 Japan: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 39 India: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 40 South Korea: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 41 RoW: Market, By Country, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 42 RoW: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 43 RoW: Market, By Solutions and Services, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 44 Brazil: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 45 UAE: Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Table 46 New Product Developments, 2015–2018
Table 47 Expansions, 2016–2019
Table 48 Partnerships/Supply Contracts/Collaborations/Joint Ventures, 2016–2019
Table 49 Acquisitions/Agreements, 2016–2019

List of Figures (43 Figures)

Figure 1 Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Research Methodology Model
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
Figure 5 Market: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Market Dynamics of Railway Cybersecurity
Figure 7 Infrastructural Security to Hold the Largest Share in this Market, 2019 vs 2027 (USD Million)
Figure 8 Services Segment to Witness the Highest Growth in this Market (USD Million)
Figure 9 Market Size of Railway Cybersecurity
Figure 10 Increased Vehicle Ownership is Expected to Drive the Demand for Railway Cybersecurity
Figure 11 China to Grow at the Highest Rate During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 Europe is Estimated to Account for the Largest Share of this Market, By Region, 2019 vs 2027 (USD Million)
Figure 13 Network Security is Estimated to Lead the Global Market, By Security Type, 2019 vs 2027 (USD Million)
Figure 14 Railway Cybersecurity Solutions Estiamted to Account for the Highest Market, By Solutions and Services, 2019 vs 2027 (USD Million)
Figure 15 On-Board Security is Estimated to Grow at the Fastest CAGR Due to Increasing Demand for Operation Systems, 2019 vs 2027 (USD Million)
Figure 16 Global Market Dynamics
Figure 17 Market: By Solutions and Services
Figure 18 Market, By Security Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Figure 19 Market, By Type, 2017–2027 (USD Million)
Figure 20 Market, By Region, 2019–2027
Figure 21 North America: Market Snapshot
Figure 22 Europe: Market, By Country, 2019 vs 2027 (USD Million)
Figure 23 Asia Pacific: Market Snapshot
Figure 24 Rest of the World: Railway System Market, By Country, 2019 vs 2027 (USD Million)
Figure 25 Key Developments By Leading Players in this Market, 2016–2019
Figure 26 Global Market Ranking: 2018
Figure 27 Global Market: Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2018
Figure 28 Thales Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Thales: SWOT Analysis
Figure 30 Alstom: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Alstom: SWOT Analysis
Figure 32 Siemens: Comapany Snapshot
Figure 33 Siemens: SWOT Analysis
Figure 34 Bombardier: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 Bombardier: SWOT Analysis
Figure 36 General Electric: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 General Electric (Wabtec): SWOT Analysis
Figure 38 Nokia Networks: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Hitachi: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 IBM: Company Snapshot
Figure 41 Cisco: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 United Technologies: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Huawei: Company Snapshot

The study involves 3 main activities to estimate the current size of the railway cybersecurity market. Exhaustive secondary research was done to collect information on the market, such as the use of different systems in various types and security types. The next step was to validate these findings, assumptions, and market analysis with industry experts across value chains through primary research. A top-down approach was employed to estimate the complete market size of different segments considered in this study.

Secondary Research

The secondary sources referred in this research study include railway industry organizations such as the Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE), American Railway Association (ARA); corporate filings (such as annual reports, investor presentations, and financial statements); and trade, business, and automotive associations. Secondary data has been collected and analyzed to arrive at the overall market size, which is further validated by multiple industry experts.

Primary Research

Extensive primary research was conducted after acquiring an understanding of the scenario of this market through secondary research. Several primary interviews were conducted with experts from both, demand- (in terms of component supply, country-level government associations, and trade associations) and supply-side (OEMs and component manufacturers) across 4 major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). Primary data was collected through questionnaires, emails, and telephonic interviews. In our canvassing of primaries, we strived to cover various departments within organizations, which included sales, operations, and administration, to provide a holistic viewpoint of this market in our report.

After interacting with the industry participants, we conducted brief sessions with highly experienced independent consultants to reinforce the findings from our primaries. This, along with the opinions of the in-house subject-matter experts, led us to the findings as described in this report.

Railway Cybersecurity Market

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Market Size Estimation

The global market, by type, has been calculated using the top-down approach. Extensive secondary and primary researches have been carried out to understand the global market scenario for different solutions, services, and types of railway cybersecurity. Several primary interviews were conducted with key opinion leaders involved in the development of this market, including OEMs and Tier I companies. Various qualitative aspects such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the growth of this market were taken into consideration while calculating and forecasting the size of the market.

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall market size—using the market size estimation processes as explained above—the market was split into several segments and subsegments. All parameters that are said to affect the markets covered in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, and analyzed to obtain the final quantitative and qualitative data. This data has been consolidated, enhanced with detailed inputs and analysis from MarketsandMarkets, and presented in the report. The data was triangulated by studying various factors and trends in the demand and supply sides of the global market.

Report Objectives

  • To define, segment, analyze, and forecast the market size, in terms of value (USD million), for this market
  • To provide a detailed analysis of numerous factors influencing this market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges)
  • To define, describe, project, and provide a detailed analysis of various factors influencing the global market based on type, component, and security type
  • To project the market for railway cybersecurity across 4 key region-wise, namely, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To analyze regional markets for growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the overall market
  • To analyze opportunities for stakeholders and provide details of the competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To strategically shortlist and profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares and core competencies
  • To analyze recent developments, alliances, joint ventures, product innovations, and mergers & acquisitions in this market

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