About Secure Rail 2020

Railway threats will continue to pose a challenge. The only way to confront our anxieties about security is through education, persistence and collaboration. Secure Rail presents practice measures and proven solutions. It lays the groundwork for an actionable discourse. Secure Rail is a meeting of necessity.


Who Should Attend 2020 Schedule FAQs Contact

Beginning in 2015, Secure Rail Conference was the first rail security conference in North America. This two-day event provides a meeting point for professionals in critical infrastructure in rail and rail cybersecurity to have open discussions, gain new insights and access the latest solutions to rising security threats through the industry's top vendors.

This year's event features a robust conference agenda covering a variety of topics such as technology and asset management, digitization of the rail industry, employee and passenger management, as well as strategies to protect your organization from man-made threats and dangers.

In addition to the 20 in-depth conference sessions, Secure Rail offers ample networking opportunities and provides an open forum for members of freight, transit and commuter rail communities to collaborate on gold standards, best practices, trends and issues affecting the security of railroads. What's more, the Product Showcase provides access to leading suppliers, tabletop exhibits and solutions to a variety of safety and security challenges.

Who Should Attend?

Secure Rail brings together stakeholders in surface transportation security — U.S. government agencies, industry trade organizations, rail organizations, shippers and suppliers — to discuss current and potential threats to physical and cyber security.

Do you have responsibility for any of the following?

Railroad Security

Emergency Preparedness

Hazmat Transportation

Positive Train Control


Signaling & Communications

Border Control

Bridges & Tunnels Management

Capital Infrastructure Programs

...then you belong at Secure Rail.

Who Should You Expect to See?

Directors of Security for Railroads (Class Is, Short Line, Regional, Passenger or Commuter)

Rail Police Officers

Railroad IT Managers


Surface Transportation Security


Government Entities

State and Local Municipalities where rail is present

"A great opportunity to see what's changing, what's new and available and what may be coming"

Reg Donselaar, Canadian Pacific

2020 Schedule


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Networking Break in Product Showcase
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Networking Lunch in Product Showcase
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Networking Break in Product Showcase
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Networking Reception in Product Showcase


Conference Sessions
Networking Break in Product Showcase
Conference Sessions
Networking Lunch in Product Showcase
Conference Sessions


Who attends Secure Rail?

Secure Rail brings together directors of security for railroads (Class Is, Short Line, Regional, Passenger and Commuter), rail police officers, railroad IT managers, engineers, government entities and surface transportation security consultants. If you have responsibility for railroad security, emergency preparedness, hazmat transportation, positive train control, IT, signaling and communication, bridges and tunnels management, border control, and capital infrastructure programs, it's in your best interest to attend.

Why should I attend Secure Rail?

  • Secure Rail was the first security conference in North America. The events offers more than 20 conference sessions led by some of the top experts in the industry. Each session focuses on discussing the latest risks and threats to physical and cyber security and how to anticipate future threats. In addition, topics including managing and protecting assets, passengers and employees are also covered.
  • Secure Rail also offers plentiful networking opportunities, giving you a chance to meet with members of freight, transit and commuter rail communities.
  • Registration includes access to the Product Showcase, which features the opportunity to connect with leading suppliers on their solutions to security challenges.

What can I expect to take home from the conference?

You will walk away with new ideas and strategies from industry experts, new solutions and products for your security challenges, and new connections made through insightful conversations had with fellow attendees.

How do I register?

You can register online via the registration form by clicking here.

What does the attendee registration include?

Attendee registration includes access to more than 20 conference sessions, dedicated networking time, including a cocktail hour and numerous opportunities to visit the product showcase. Attendees can also enjoy complimentary coffee services as well as lunch on both days.

What new products and services will be featured?

Secure Rail's Product Showcase will showcase tabletop exhibits from leading industry suppliers that will include a variety of technologies and solutions to current security challenges.

My company is interested in sponsoring Secure Rail. How do I learn more about sponsorship opportunities?

Please visit the Product Showcase page of the event website to learn more about sponsorship levels and details. For more specific questions, please contact Kirk Bastyr at kirk.bastyr@tradepress.com.

How can I get a list of conference attendees?

We offer a sample of last year's attendees on our website here. Once onsite at Secure Rail, you will receive a printed copy of the attendee list.

How do I book a hotel?

The travel page of our website includes information on hotels and travel.

How can I receive up-to-date information about Secure Rail?

For pertinent Secure Rail information, please monitor your email for messages from securerail@progressiverailroading.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook by liking Secure Rail Conference, on Twitter by following @SecureRail and LinkedIn by following Secure Rail Conference.


Contact us with questions related to registration, agenda or sponsorship.

Registration & Attendee Questions

Amy Brown
Director, Education & Conferencing
414-228-7701 Ext. 458

Sponsorship Information

Kirk Bastyr
Publisher and International Sales,
Progressive Railroading


2020 Sponsors




OTN Systems
interested in becoming a sponsor?