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

May 17, 2021

The Cyber Attacks that Impact our Daily Lives 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) […]

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Shift5 Team

May 10, 2021

Predictive Maintenance as a Solution for Rail Precision Scheduled Railroading (PSR) is ready for a much-needed upgrade when it comes to implementing predictive maintenance for decreased down-time and increased savings. Class 1 Railroads implement what is called Precision Scheduled Railroading strategy (PSR), which enables them to maintain efficiency while reducing the number of locomotives in service, which […]

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Shift5 Team

April 9, 2021

Shift5 Hosted on Railway Age Podcast In this Railway Age podcast, CEO and Co-founder Josh Lospinoso and President, Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder Michael Weigand discuss our applications for freight and passenger rail in the areas of mechanical reliability and cybersecurity with MidRail LLC Chairman Gil Lamphere and Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono. U.S. railways are turning […]

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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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