April 2017 – Orlando, Florida – RPI Group attended and was a Platinum sponsor for Progressive Railroading's Third Annual Secure Rail Conference held in Orlando, FL. The conference featured 20 presentations on topics that addressed how railroads can improve the security of their assets, passengers and employees.
The event's first session was a panel discussion on how railroads can manage cybersecurity risk. Our Director of Cybersecurity, Jeff Watts, presented the next brief on Applying DOD Risk Management & Assessment Experience to the Transportation Sector. RPI was able to address North American rail security concerns with the audience from an organizational perspective with a focus on cyber security. Overall, the conference attendees believed that physical vulnerabilities to rail systems remain, but the greatest security risk to the industry right now may be found online rather than onboard.
Attendance at the conference was critical to marketing RPI’s Positive Train Control (PTC) capabilities and their recent contract wins with the Virginia Railway Express (VRE). PTC refers to communication-based/processor-based train control technology designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, over speed derailments, incursions into established work zone limits, and the movement of a train through a main line switch in the improper position.
The conference also featured the Product Showcase Room, where RPI set up their corporate display including the wireless mapping technology used to support VRE and other clients.
Founded in 2001, RPI Group Inc. is a privately-held, service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) providing a variety of tailored services to the National Security Community and the Defense Department. RPI is headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA with offices in Lexington Park, MD; Dahlgren, VA; Charleston, SC; Huntsville, AL; San Diego, CA and Denver, CO. RPI brings together an accomplished team of national security, systems engineering and cyber experts with the experience, relationships, and qualifications to support a wide range of clients. RPI offers cybersecurity services, secure wireless solutions, network engineering and architecture, training and certification testing, aviation systems engineering, and hydro-acoustic research and development.
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