Shift5 Team

January 18, 2022

By November 2021, 37% of rail organizations were recruiting for cybersecurity talent, an increase from the year before, according to GlobalData. This increasing demand for talent may be indicative of greater focus on cybersecurity, following a year marked by digital attacks such as those targeting New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, CSX, and global railroads.  The […]

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Josh Lospinoso

January 7, 2022

In the past 12 months, a series of high-stakes cyber-physical attacks targeted U.S. critical infrastructure. Breaches of the Colonial Pipeline, New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency, JBS Meat Processing Plant, and a Florida city’s water system exposed the vulnerability of US critical infrastructure, as digital attacks triggered cascading consequences in the physical world.  Underpinning critical infrastructure […]

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Shift5 Team

December 22, 2021

Rail Cybersecurity with Shift5’s Josh Lospinoso In December 2021, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration deployed a Security Directive that shined a spotlight on rail cybersecurity following a series of global cyberattacks that occurred at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Class I CSX and short-line operator OmniTRAX, as well as several rail companies around the […]

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Shift5 Team

December 3, 2021

Yesterday, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration released official regulations directed to rail and rail transit groups designed to bolster cybersecurity risk management. The regulations will go into effect December 31, 2021, following a year marked by a series of cyberattacks targeting the rail industry. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, The Port of Houston — one […]

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Shift5 Team

November 22, 2021

We’re pleased to announce that Shift5 has been named a 2021 Tech 100 Honoree by Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the trade association representing the national capital region’s technology community. Every year, NVTC develops a roster of cutting-edge companies, executives, innovators, NextGen leaders and rising stars who are driving tech innovation, leading economic growth, and […]

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Josh Lospinoso

November 9, 2021

At Shift5, we’ve had unlimited paid time off since our inception. Our unlimited PTO means our teammates can take as much time off as they need, for whatever reason, so long as they’re delivering. We chose this policy deliberately because it aligns with our culture and it’s simple, safer, fairer, and more inclusive. No time-off […]

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Shift5 Team

October 28, 2021

Shift5 Secures Contract with United States Special Operations Command and US Air Force to Support Mission Defense Teams and Enhance Weapon System Cyber Security ARLINGTON, VA, October 28, 2021 — Shift5, the OT cybersecurity company that defends military platforms and commercial transportation systems from cyberattack, today announced its contract with the United States Special Operations […]

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Josh Lospinoso

October 12, 2021

Announcing Shift5’s Series A Funding When Mike and I left the U.S. Army to start Shift5, we had a vision for protecting the world’s trillions of dollars in fleet assets from cyberattack. We left the military after helping to expose devastating vulnerabilities in military fleet assets, as founding members of U.S. Army Cyber Command who […]

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Shift5 Team

October 12, 2021

Amid high-impact cyberattacks targeting national infrastructure, 645 Ventures leads Series A investment to secure commercial and military transportation fleet systems  ARLINGTON, VA, October 12, 2021 — Shift5, an OT cybersecurity company that defends military platforms and commercial transportation systems from cyberattacks, raised $20 million in Series A funding to provide enhanced cybersecurity and operational intelligence […]

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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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