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Serge Van Themsche is a consultant in OT Cybersecurity, AI and New Mobilities. 

He brings extensive international experience of highly engineered systems, requiring a deep understanding of critical business drivers in the Public Transport and cybersecurity markets.

He wrote two books: ‘The Advent of unmanned electric vehicle; The choices between E-mobility and Immobility’ and ‘What’s on their mind? Biological and Artificial Intelligence.’ He is a major contributor to UITP’s 2023 Practical Guidance on Cybersecurity: Requirements in Tendering.


  • June 05: Security of critical infrastructure and public transport: A strategic cooperation

    Cyber resilience in PTO environments

    Cyber resilience requires a coherent alignment of People, Processes, and Technologies to address potential vulnerabilities of systems running on the PTO’s main networks: Safety (SCN), Operational (OCN), Administrative (ACN) and Third-Party Control Networks. Special attention should be given to IT and OT network segmentation. Careful planning is required to anticipate hacks based around standards and regulations to block attacks before they happen. Means must be implemented to withstand attacks. A recovery plan which considers safety must be enforced and special measures to avoid the cascading effect, must be put in place.