Shift5 Team

September 30, 2021

Episode 29 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 29: Trains may look like large analog devices, but they are teeming with computers. Communications, monitoring, positive train control, fuel management systems, data recorders, power, and engine control systems all heavily involve digital components. It’s not just locomotives that have become heavily digitized: passenger and freight cars also […]

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Shift5 Team

September 21, 2021

Episode 28 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 28: Venture capital is America’s innovation engine. Where venture investors deploy capital has a huge impact on which transformational ideas turn into disruptive products. Ultimately some of these disruptive products turn out to have profound impacts on our lives. It’s no secret that digital technology has been at […]

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Shift5 Team

August 28, 2021

Episode 27 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 27: Even though they may not look like it at first glance, aircraft are crammed full of computers. Communications, navigation, monitoring, flight control, fuel, collision avoidance, flight recorders, weather systems, and management systems are all rooted in digital components. Military aircraft have even more. Because aircraft run complicated […]

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Shift5 Team

August 13, 2021

Episode 26 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 26: The United States established the Space Force in 2019 as the world’s first and only independent space force. Its mission is to protect US and allied interests in space. Space is an important domain for a wide range of applications, including communications, observation, scientific exploration, and recently […]

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Shift5 Team

August 4, 2021

Episode 25 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 25: Field Engineering is the culmination of the delivery of our ideas to the marketplace in a way that realizes as close to immediate value to the customer as possible and provides a feedback loop to our product, engineering, marketing and sales organizations for improvement. It is the […]

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Shift5 Team

July 16, 2021

Episode 24 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 24: Cyberattacks against critical infrastructure can have detrimental impacts on everyday life. The past few months, we’ve seen example after example of cyberattacks causing gas and food shortages as well as transportation service disruptions. CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is a standalone US federal agency established […]

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Shift5 Team

July 9, 2021

Episode 23 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks is live! Episode 23: On this podcast, we’ve talked about the need to secure legacy systems from attackers that use today’s technology. But what about securing today’s systems in preparation for attackers using technologies of the future? In this episode, special guests Ellie Daw and Ben McCarty discuss one […]

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Shift5 Team

June 18, 2021

Episode 21 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 22: Maintenance departments are not often known as the first place to implement new technologies, but as more companies emerge to aid in their processes, companies have to learn to meet these teams where they are and guide them through a digital transformation. How can companies put themselves […]

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Shift5 Team

June 11, 2021

Episode 21 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 21: Autonomous fleets are quickly becoming the new topic of conversation among the trucking, rail, and aviation industries. However, with optimistic promises of safety and efficiency improvements comes caution regarding cybersecurity and legal risks. How will autonomous trucking impact the freight rail industry, or vice versa? Will unmanned […]

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Shift5 Team

May 28, 2021

Episode 20 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 20: A few weeks’ ago, we discussed the utility of the hacker’s mindset in all manner of situations. But what if I told you that the hacker’s mentality is far older than the term itself? On this week’s episode, I am delighted to welcome Ben McCarty, author of […]

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