CAF selects Israeli rail cyber startup Cervello to secure Tel Aviv’s Light Rail

Cervello will provide a rail infrastructure cybersecurity solution to ensure the safety of the Tel Aviv Purple Line with 43 stations and its estimated 256,000 daily passengers

Rail cybersecurity company, Cervello, in collaboration with Bynet Data Communications, will provide infrastructure cybersecurity for Israel’s upcoming Light Rail Transit (LRT) Purple Line, mobility solutions company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has announced. The line will span 27 kilometers and is a multi-year deal expected to connect six major Israeli cities. CAF was awarded in January 2022 the contract for the construction of the Tel Aviv new light rail Purple Line.

In accordance with the deal, CAF will trust Cervello to implement a fully comprehensive rail infrastructure cybersecurity solution to ensure the safety of the Purple Line’s 43 stations and its estimated 256,000 daily passengers. Cervello will provide security teams with visibility, deep asset intelligence, and risk management capabilities to detect cyber threats.

Purple Line Tel Aviv
From left to right: Jeremy Dell’OMO, Carolina Fernández, Lozano Rodrigo Ramirez and Roie Onn.

“We strive to ensure that passengers can travel with the utmost confidence at every stage of this development project, and selecting Cervello was no different,” said Rodrigo Ramirez, Project Manager at CAF. “Cervello’s cybersecurity platform brings a new level of confidence and assurance that aligns with our standards as well as with our commitment to the safety and security of Israel’s transportation infrastructure.”

The Cervello platform monitors all data throughout the rail environment and transforms it into operational insights that users then use to mitigate threats and maintain a constant and safe business operation.

“We are honored to be chosen to lead this important cybersecurity effort in our home region, as well as to be collaborating with so many exceptional partners and innovators in their respective fields,” said Roie Onn, CEO and Co-Founder of Cervello. ” It is our commitment to work diligently to ensure the safety and integrity of Tel Aviv’s LRT infrastructure.”

Tel Aviv’s first Light Rail was opened in August 2023 after more than a decade of construction. The Red Line is 24 kilometers long and connects five municipalities – Petah Tikvah, Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, and Bat Yam – across 34 stations helping roughly 240,000 daily riders.