Charting a Reliable Course Through the Murky Waters of GPS Signal Manipulation

By Jeff Zacuto, Senior Director, Commercial Marketing The Global Positioning System (GPS) has woven itself into the fabric of our daily lives, guiding our travels, synchronizing global markets, and enabling countless applications, from emergency response to autonomous vehicles. Yet, beneath this ubiquitous technology lies a hidden undercurrent of vulnerability, where malicious actors can manipulate and […]

Our Response to Navigational Risks: The Shift5 GPS Integrity Module

As electronic warfare (EW) tactics spread, new observability-based defenses are required.  By Jeff Zacuto, Senior Director, Commercial Marketing  Earlier this month, a cargo vessel in the Mediterranean Sea arrived at the Beirut-Rafic Al Hariri International Airport. Then, another in the Black Sea made landfall at the Cairo International Airport. This bizarre situation wasn’t the result […]

What is Observability?

Observability refers to the ability to derive real-time, context-rich insights from refined onboard data to enable not just a more comprehensive understanding of the state of a system—or system of systems—but ultimately to enable smarter, faster decisions and actions.

It unlocks a new level of decision-making by providing a clear understanding of what’s happening on a vehicle holistically, the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

With observability, operators and maintainers can see and understand exactly what’s going on within a platform’s onboard systems and components collectively at the moment the issue manifests.

The Biden-Harris National Cybersecurity Strategy: Three Key Takeaways

Last Thursday, the Biden-Harris administration released an aggressive strategy to tackle the nation’s most pressing cybersecurity issues. The National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) is a welcome development for industry advocates who’ve long encouraged the government to adopt a culture where protecting our infrastructure from digital threats isn’t a passive add-on or afterthought. Cyber protection and survivability must be a primary consideration from conception and design to implementation and deployment. Cybersecurity is national security

“A Fully Immersive Baptism By Fire” 

Notes from the Shift5 team that supported the U.S. Army’s Scarlet Dragon Oasis 

FT BRAGG, NC – “My military background was a huge part of what allowed me to drive through this.” Zack Chappell credits his 22 years in the Air Force with preparing him to lead the Shift5 team that supported the U.S. Army’s Scarlet Dragon Oasis last month, although he admits, “I’m used to jumping out of planes, not really loading them.”