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The Cyber Attacks that Impact our Daily Lives
May 17, 2021

When most people think of cybersecurity or cyber attacks, they typically think of malicious activity targeting sensitive IT (information technology) assets. These assets often contain highly-valuable data that can be stolen, sold, or held for ransom by a motivated adversary. But what about the OT (operational technology) that controls critical elements that we rely on everyday? What threats are present and what does a cyber attack on an OT system look like?

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Rail Podcast

Shift5 Hosted on Railway Age Podcast
April 9, 2021

We're honored to be hosted on the "Rail Group on Air" podcast by Railway Age! Shift5's Josh Lospinoso and Michael Weigand talk mechanical reliability and cybersecurity in freight/passenger rail with MidRail LLC Chairman, Gilbert H. Lamphere, and Railway Age Editor-in-Chief, William C. Vantuono.

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Rail Podcast

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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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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