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Ep.11 Mike Weigand | Securing Planes, Trains and Tanks

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In this episode of the Cybrary Podcast, we sit down with Mike Weigand the founder and CEO of Shift5. Speaking with Cybrarys head of infrastructure Jonathan Meyers and Joe Perry, Mike explains the mission of Shift5 and how they are working to secure commercial equipment. Mike and Jonathan also discuss their time at the United States Military Academy Westpoint.

Hosted by: Jonathan Meyers, Joe Perry, Mike Weigand
Length: 49 minutes
Released on: February 19th, 2020
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In this episode of the Cybrary Podcast, we sit down with Mike Weigand the founder and CEO of Shift5. Speaking with Cybrarys head of infrastructure Jonathan Meyers and Joe Perry, Mike explains the mission of Shift5 and how they are working to secure commercial equipment. Mike and Jonathan also discuss their time at the United States Military Academy Westpoint.

In this candid conversation Michael Weigand talks about his journey. Starting out as a common student, to military, to cyber security and now to his venture Shift5. He talks about his observations in this domain, prospects and real life conditions. Though the conversation is light hearted, everyone can learn a lot of things from our guest. Not only for those who are in active military service looking forward to advancing their career in information security, but also for many students and young entrepreneurs.

We get to know about legacy technologies in use and presenting an attack surface with emergence of networked devices. It gets interesting how far and wide these systems are used from transportation systems on earth to the International space station. Mike explains how securing these systems is a viable career option for a viable future. He predicts that we will continue to see these legacy systems in use as there are not many alternatives present, and with governments actively looking forward to replacing or patching these systems, he explains his vision for Shift5.

Discussing more about Shift5 we get a close insight of entrepreneurship and management of a rapidly growing company. We also understand the importance of time management and personal projects to keep yourself interested in the learning process.

Do not forget to checkout Shift5 LinkedIn page as they are actively hiring professionals. To know more, feel free to contact Michael Weigand on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-weigand/ and Shift5 at https://www.linkedin.com/company/shift5/jobs/ for amazing job opportunities.