AI in Action E151: Josh Lospinoso, CEO at Shift5


Welcome to episode 151 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Josh Lospinoso, Chief Executive Officer at Shift5 in Arlington, Virginia. Founded in 2018, Shift5 protects the operational technology (OT) that underpins our modern connected world from cyber attack. Today's planes, trains and tanks to name just a few rely on complex internal data networks that are susceptible to cyber-attack. Shift5 provides cybersecurity products to prevent, detect and alert against hacks on these internal data bus networks.

By mitigating the entire attack life cycle against an OT system, Shift5 provides a unified security solution that enables system operators, maintainers, managers, and incident responders. They go one step further by providing enriched system data for operations analysts searching for cost savings, or revenue opportunities. Recently, Shift5 was awarded a one year, $2.6 million OTA by the Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) to deliver a prototype vehicle security system for a critical ground vehicle platform.

In the episode, Josh will tell you about: 

The motivation for setting up Shift5 

Their innovative work within the Cybersecurity sector 

Day-to-day life and the impact of Covid-19  

Success stories of the benefits they bring to customers 

Skillsets they look for when hiring at Shift5 

Attracting more awareness of the importance of Cybersecurity 

What’s in store for Shift5 in the near future 

To find out more about Josh and the great work at Shift5, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @shift5co. You can also connect with Josh on Linkedin and follow him on Twitter @jalospinoso.

What did you think of Josh's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Cybersecurity heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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