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Shift5 | Episode 7: CREAM of the Crop
Feb. 26, 2021

In this episode, Shift5 CEO, Josh Lospinoso, invites special guests Dr Kevin Kornegay and Dr Michel Kornegay to discuss IoT cybersecurity, what they’re doing to raise awareness, and how they’re recruiting and training cybersecurity talent to address IoT cybersecurity issues.

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Shift5 | Special Episode: Precision Railroading
Feb. 23, 2021

In this episode, Shift5 CEO, Josh Lospinoso, invites special guests, Dave Dealy, Gil Lamphere, and Mike Weigand to discuss Precision Railroading, how data and cybersecurity will play a big role in rail operations, and where the locomotive industry is heading.

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How Secure are DoD Weapon Systems?
Feb. 22, 2021

In recent operational testing, the DoD routinely found mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities. Disconcertingly simple tools and techniques were often enough for penetration testers to take control of weapon systems. Fortunately, the DoD is beginning to take weapon system cybersecurity seriously, but we have a long way to go in developing solutions to address this dangerous new threat frontier.

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Shift5 | Episode 6: OmniTRAX Hack
Feb. 19, 2021

In this episode, Shift5 CEO, Josh Lospinoso, invites special guests, Mike Weigand and Ellie Daw, to discuss the OmniTRAX ransomware attack, how these attacks affect business operations, and what the future holds.

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Can a Train Be Hacked?
Feb. 12, 2021

Short answer: Yes. Heavy transportation equipment has grown increasingly insecure and vulnerable to cyber attacks. This equipment is reliant upon onboard embedded computers that run software and firmware, which can be compromised by motivated adversaries. There are few, if any, existing cyber security monitoring solutions and the transportation industry hasn’t invested or deployed technologies to control software and firmware configurations onboard.

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Lye Detector: Hacker Caught Poisoning Oldsmar Water Supply
Feb. 11, 2021

Around 8 AM on Friday of last week, a cyberattacker attempted to sabotage a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, FL by instructing the control systems to inject over a hundred times the normal dose of lye. According to city officials, the attacker accessed an instance of TeamViewer, a remote access tool commonly used by industrial operators for troubleshooting and oversight.

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Shift5 | Episode 4: Fleet Intelligence
Feb. 5, 2021

In this episode, Shift5 CEO, Josh Lospinoso, invites special guests, Ellie Daw and Rebeccah Wrady, to discuss the opportunities to run more profitable, safer, and smarter operations by upgrading fleets with modern technology.

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Shift5 | Episode 3: Planes, Trains, and Tanks Are Really Computer Networks
Jan. 29, 2021

In this episode, Shift5 CEO, Josh Lospinoso, invites special guests Matt Rogers and James Correnti to discuss the role of digital components in everyday transportation assets, what kinds of technologies make them tick, what kinds of opportunities we have to make fleets smarter and safer using data, and the state of cybersecurity in transportation fleets.

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DoD Weapon System Cybersecurity

The State of DoD Weapon System Security
Jan. 25, 2021

DoD Weapon Systems are choc-full of digital components. They are more networked and software dependent than ever before, but generally these systems were never designed with cybersecurity in mind. In this most recent video, Shift5 CEO, Josh Lospinoso, dives into the state of cybersecurity within the DoD Weapon Systems.

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Shift5 and NexLyte Announce Strategic Partnership
Oct. 1, 2020

NexLyte is a system integrator specializing in public and private telecommunications networks with a strong focus on passenger and freight rail. Shift5 is partnering with NexLyte to enhance integrating Shift5 solutions for our rail and public infrastructure customers.

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Podcast: International Cyber Warfare: How Real is the Threat?
Aug. 25, 2020

In this episode of The Cybrary's international cyber warfare podcast, Shift5 CEO Josh Lospinoso features as special guest. Josh discusses zero-day vulnerabilities including when to keep, use, and responsibly disclose them. In this episode, we’ll get into the ethical and legal challenges that need to be considered in cyber war operations.

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Shift5's Michael Weigand Appears on The Cybrary
May 4, 2020

Cybrary is a cybersecurity and IT career development platform with a weekly podcast. Shift5 CEO Mike Weigand joined Cybrary on The Cybrary Podcast on February 19, 2020 to discuss securing serial data buses on OT platforms.

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Josh Lospinoso C++ Talk

Shift5 Launches C++ Meetup Group (video)
April 19, 2020

Shift5 co-founder Josh Lospinoso kicks of the inaugural Washington DC C++ User Group Meeting with a talk about object lifetimes, resource ownership, exceptions, and copy/move semantics in C++. Combined, these ideas allow the developer to employ the powerful resource acquisition is initialization (RAII)/constructor acquires destructor releases (CADRe) paradigms.

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Josh Lospinoso Presents "C++ for Hackers" at US Army Cyber Center of Excellence
Jan. 17, 2020

Shift5 co-founder Josh Lospinoso talks about how C++ can be a vital tool for infosec developers. In this talk, he presents a simple Stage 0 Implant written in modern C++ to tool developers from Army Cyber Command. Along the way, he illuminates many features of C++, the C++ Standard Library, and the Boost Libraries that are highly useful when developing cybersecurity tools.

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Shift5 Raises $2.5 Million in Seed Round
Sept. 1, 2019

Shift5, Inc. a cybersecurity company that builds hardware and software products to defend weapon systems, air platforms, and commercial transportation systems raised an additional $2.5 million in venture funding

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