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Recently, Shift5 was honored to get a shout out as a Red Hot Cyber company, contributing to the area’s cyber community and helping secure critical Operational Technology systems.

Given Washington D.C.’s status as a center of both national and international power, it’s no surprise that so many of the city’s startups have a focus on security and defense. Shift5 has found its niche in specifically the defense of operational technology, working to maintain the safety of the nation’s planes, trains, and combat vehicles.

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.

Just under two years ago, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, in the report GAO-19-128, called upon the Department of Defense (DOD) to take urgent action to protect military weapons systems and critical infrastructure from cyberattack.

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.

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.

Josh Lospinoso, Chief Research Officer of Shift5 Inc. and author of C++ Crash Course, speaks to West Point cadets and faculty from the Math and Computer Science departments about how learning C++ helped him in the decade since graduating.

Shift5 provides a unified cyber security solution to protect serial data buses (like those powering planes, trains, and tanks) from devastating cyber attacks.