Automotive Cybersecurity Research Luncheon: Hosted by OmniAir Consortium


As vehicles become more and more connected, vehicles communicating with other vehicles V2V, infrastructure V2I, and with mobile devices and apps, V2X the issue of cybersecurity must be an organizational priority for all parties involved in vehicle manufacturing. It is vital that public and private groups come together to provide a more robust environment of collaboration. It is important for stakeholders to understand the research that has already been done, and what is being done by the federal government. Please join OmniAir for an intimate roundtable discussion with senior officials from NHTSA and the auto industry to discuss and analyze this research and discuss best practices moving forward.


Cem Hatipoglu – NHTSA
Director, Office of Vehicle Crash Avoidance and Electronics Controls Research

Dr. Cem Hatipoglu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.  Dr. Hatipoglu leads the development, execution, and delivery of research and test programs related to vehicle safety, crash avoidance, highly automated vehicles, electronic controls, human factors, and other areas, in support of Agency vehicle and traffic safety programs and motor vehicle safety. He is responsible for formulating budget requirements, strategy, research plans, and other activities necessary to address potential safety risks presented by vehicle electronic control systems, including software, fail-safe strategies, systems engineering, testing, and cybersecurity.

Kevin Gay -FHWA 
Chief – ITS Policy, Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer at Federal Highway Administration

Mr. Gay is the Chief of the ITS Policy, Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer group in the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Kevin leads a group of five federal program managers responsible for executing a $40M annual research portfolio to support the deployment of ITS technology. This portfolio includes both enabling technology and policy research in the areas of radio frequency spectrum, cybersecurity, standards, architecture, data management and privacy.

Jonathan Allen -Booz Allen Hamilton/Auto ISAC (Moderator)Director / Program Manager

Jon is a Principal/Director with Booz Allen Hamilton as a leader in the firm’s Manufacturing/ High Tech Business focusing on the transportation sector. Jon has led teams worldwide building strategies and programs around cyber security, analytics, risk management, and countering corporate espionage. Recent engagements have included leading teams and supporting multiple automakers, General Electric, a super major oil & gas company, a major financial institution, the retail industry, and Major League Baseball.

David Sequino – Integrity Security Services
Vice President / General Manager

Mr. Sequino is delivering next generation security. As VP of Sales, Marketing and Product Management, David and team built Certicom into a leading security provider, tripling the size of the company before it’s sale. David holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and attended MIT’s Sloan School of Management’s Executive Leadership program.



11:00am Registration and Networking

11:30am: Lunch Served

12:00pm: Welcome & Introductions – Jason Conley, Executive Director

12:05pm: Overview of NHTSA and FHWA automotive cybersecurity research

12:30pm: Selected Strategy Topics

1:15pm: Open Discussion

2:00pm: Adjourn

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