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The Evolving Threat of Cybersecurity in Automotive

April 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

In partnership with Invest WindsorEssex, the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, are very pleased to co-host a one-hour webinar for Ontario’s automotive sector for manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, and supply chain organizations, to learn more about the importance of cybersecurity.

Today’s vehicles are seamlessly connected with embedded communication networks, electronic systems, control algorithms, software, data, etc. Connected vehicles are vulnerable to cyber threats and attacks from unauthorized access or exploitation of networks, systems, technologies, etc.

Leading Ontario-based experts in automotive cybersecurity, including Automotive Security Research Group, BlackBerry, Magnet Forensics, and Vehiqilla, as well as the University of Windsor SHEILD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre for Excellence, will discuss strategies to avoid malicious cyber attacks.

9:00 a.m. – Greetings from the Government of Ontario
Deb Clark-Forster, Senior Account Executive – Cybersecurity
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

9:05 a.m. – Opening Remarks
Stephen MacKenzie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Invest WindsorEssex

9:10 a.m. – Keynote Presentation: Cybersecurity Realities in Automotive Manufacturing
Tom Schnekenburger, Data & Mobility Science Project Manager
University of Windsor SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence

9:25 a.m. – Panel: Cyber Readiness in the Automotive Industry
John Heldreth, President, Automotive Security Research Group (ASRG)
Rita Barrios, Senior IoT Cybersecurity Consultant, BlackBerry Ltd.
Neil Desai, VP Corporate Affairs, Magnet Forensics
A.J Khan, CEO, Vehiqilla Inc.

Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund, President, The Canadian Association of Moldmakers

9:55 a.m. – Q & A

10:00 a.m. – Closing Remarks
Marion Fantetti, Business Ombudsman, Invest WindsorEssex