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8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast & Conference Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am Chairperson’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

9:15 am - 10:00 am Developing Security by Design Processes for Improved Vehicle Architecture Security

Kristin Pfosi - Senior Manager, Automotive Cyber Security, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.
The effort to build in security in the early stages of vehicle design is growing in popularity throughout the automotive sector, as it offers a proactive approach to cybersecurity and protection. This session will provide an overview of the efforts to develop and integrate hardware and software cybersecurity capabilities.
-          Testing hardware & software to evaluate product integrity and security as part of component testing
-          Performing software-level vulnerability testing, including software unit and integration testing
-          Understanding and identifying methods of attack surface reduction

Kristin Pfosi

Senior Manager, Automotive Cyber Security
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.

10:00 am - 10:45 am Strategies and Initiatives to Secure the Global Automotive Ecosystem from Adaptive Threats

The current automotive cybersecurity threat environment is high-speed and adaptive to threat response and mitigation. Cybersecurity threats have already had a profound impact on the automotive ecosystem, and with the ever-increasing connectivity of modern vehicles, this threat will only compound over time.
-          Creating benchmarks for improved preparedness and response
-          Understanding cybersecurity’s affect on the OEM-supplier relationship
-          Expanding bug bounty programs to target weaknesses in the automotive sector

10:45 am - 11:15 am Demo Drive & Refreshment Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Delivering Secure Vehicle to Vehicle Communications Security for Improved Automotive Safety

Scott McCormick - President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association
To prepare for the massive influx of connected vehicles entering the roads globally, they must be able to securely connect with one another in order to share pertinent information to ensure driver, pedestrian, and infrastructure safety. Vehicles must be able to connect with one another to create a common sight on roads worldwide, and communication channels must be cyber secure to do so. This panel will discuss the efforts to protect and secure (V2V) communications, the ongoing conversation of C-V2X vs. DSRC, and more.
-          Understanding cybersecurity challenges specific to V2V communications
-          Weighing the benefits and challenges of DSRC, C-ITS and C-V2X deployments
-          Assessing safety and security concerns of the data

Scott McCormick

Connected Vehicle Trade Association

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Panel Discussion: Prioritizing and Securing at the ECU Level

Dave Bares - Product Cybersecurity Senior Engineer, Lear Corporation
The evolving complexity and wide-spread deployment of ECUs has effectively enlarged the attack vector on each vehicle for potential malicious incident. This vulnerability has prompted the automotive industry to reevaluate their current expectations for security specifications and standards. This panel discussion will shed light on the industry efforts to secure automobiles at the ECU level.
-          Efforts to develop standards for ECU security components
-          Addressing the diversity of ECUs in vehicles
-          Defining individual ECU security standards

Dave Bares

Product Cybersecurity Senior Engineer
Lear Corporation

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Lunch

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Track 1: Driving Collaboration Across the Automotive Ecosystem to Share and Analyze Intelligence on Emerging Cybersecurity Risks

In order to fully leverage effective cybersecurity strategies and processes in the automotive sector, organizations must be willing to collaborate for improved vehicle and consumer safety.
- Efforts to expand collaborative sharing within a highly contested business ecosystem
- Strategies to expand OEM & stakeholder relationships for improved consumer safety

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm TRACK 2: Defining the Future Federal Legislative Policy Ecosystem for Automotive Cybersecurity

This discussion will provide an in-depth viewpoint on the ever evolving legislative ecosystem for automotive cybersecurity. With a keen focus on advancing legislation efforts to protect consumers and ensure safety, this panel will detail current legislative efforts to ensure the United States remains at the forefront of advanced vehicle cybersecurity technology, as well as the SELF DRIVE Act’s impact on cybersecurity.
-  Federal Challenges Associated with Highly Autonomous Vehicles (HAVs) Security
- Collaborative Efforts to Develop Forward Thinking Regulatory Standards

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm TRACK 1: Leveraging Open Source Software Opportunities to Bolster Collaborative Cyber Efforts in the Auto Industry

As developing, manufacturing, and testing of connected cars grows in complexity, Open Source Software offers an opportunity to share in the ever-evolving challenge that is automotive cybersecurity. This session will provide an in-depth look as to how the utilization of OSS could prove to be an integral part of the auto cybersecurity continuum.
- Potential use cases for best application of OSS for improved vehicle security
- Challenges involving third-party safety certification 

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm TRACK 2: Addressing Autonomous Vehicle Security Concerns at the State Level

Tony Kratofil - Chief Operations Officer, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
This session will describe the ongoing regulatory efforts at the State level to prepare for the future of autonomous vehicles, and their security on the roads of Michigan.
- Overview of Current Regulatory Environment for Automotive Security
- Prioritizing MDOT Automotive Cyber Safety Investments


Tony Kratofil

Chief Operations Officer
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Tea And Networking Break

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Track:1 Developing and Attracting Automotive Cybersecurity Expertise for the Benefit of the Automotive Community

The automotive community is constantly at risk with emerging cybersecurity attacks on a daily basis, requiring the constant evaluation workforce development and training initiatives.This session will provide details on the ongoing workforce development initiatives for auto cyber, to include the efforts to attract top cyber talent for the automotive sector.
- Cyber workforce and training priorities
- Attracting and retaining top cyber talent 

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Track 2: Understanding the Current Regulatory Environment for Automotive Cybersecurity

Catherine Muir - Office Counsel, Cybersecurity Group Baker McKenzie LLP
This conversation will detail the ongoing regulatory and policy efforts to define proper standards for automotive cybersecurity.
- Emerging policy challenges in auto cybersecurity
- Understanding risks and liability of auto cyber incidents and response

Catherine Muir

Office Counsel, Cybersecurity Group
Baker McKenzie LLP

IDG 1: Enhancing Component Security of Critical Safety Features - Joseph Kristofik, Director, Functional Safety and Cybersecurity Management, Veoneer

IDG 2: Understanding the Cybersecurity Challenges for the Trucking Sector

IDG 3: Considerations on the Use Case for AI & Machine Learning for Automotive Defense - Uki D. Lucas, System Architect and HMI Functional Owner, FCA Group Programs, Connected Car R&D, Harman International

IDG 4: Defining the Promise of Blockchain for the Automotive Industry

Uki Lucas

System Architect and HMI Functional Owner, FCA Group Programs, Connected Car R&D
Harman International


Joseph Kristofik

Director Functional Safety and Cybersecurity Management