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

March 12, 2021

Episode 9 of Planes, Trains, & Tanks! Episode 9: Cybersecurity red teaming is a multi-layered attack simulation designed to assess an organization’s security controls. The idea is to emulate attacks from real-world adversaries and see how the organization’s defenses hold up. Ultimately, organizations can take the lessons they learn from a red-team engagement and apply them […]

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Shift5 Team

February 12, 2021

Can a Train Be Hacked? 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 […]

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