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Kelly Stephenson

Kelly is a Solutions Architect in Cyber Security and brings over 30 years of engineering experience in automotive and industrial IoT products. Kelly is an innovative security engineer with extensive cyber security and software development experience within automotive design markets. Kelly has experience incorporating cybersecurity standards and processes such as ISO 21434 and UNCECE requirements into all systems to help ensure safety and security of all designs. Kelly has worked with organizations such as Toyota Industrial, Ford, Cummins, John Deere, Vantage Mobility and Xalt to provide various solutions. At Ford, Kelly worked with the Connected Mobility In-Vehicle Cyber Security team and created threat models and security requirements for Driver Assisted System (DAT) modules as well as created and managed the Core Automotive Ethernet and Operating Systems security requirements for the newest technologies at Ford.. At Toyota Industrial, Kelly was the lead cyber security engineer that provided the guidance for the organization on the adoption of cyber security practices from the business, development, and production domains of the organization. Kelly was also instrumental in creating secure connectivity, secure boot, and performing a full Risk Management assessment using the Octave Allegro Risk Management Framework. At John Deere, Kelly created Certificate Policies and Third-Party Supplier agreements. He also provided additional guidance on certificate handling within the embedded controllers. At Cummins, Kelly implemented support for Automotive Ethernet technologies like XCP within the ECU’s, created Automotive Ethernet topologies for complex product solutions that included fail-safe redundancies. At Xalt, Kelly lead the development team in SafeRTOS implementation for their Battery Management System as well as thorough hardware penetration and vulnerability assessment. Kelly has received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Information Technology from Purdue University and his Master of Science in Cyber Security from Valparaiso University where his thesis was Battery Management System Hardware Vulnerabilities. He currently has active certifications in Certified Automotive Cybersecurity Professional from SGS-TUV Saar, CERT Secure Coding in C and C++ from Carnegie Mellon University and Security+ from CompTIA. Kelly has also received two patent awards which are a Proximity Warning System for Parked Vehicles Patent 10,850,665 B1, December 1, 2020 and Variable Travel Valve Apparatus for an Internal Combustion Engine Patent 8,528,511, September 10, 2013.

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What Is Event-Driven Logic?

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AUTOSAR, is it worth it?

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What is ISO 26262 Functional Safety in Transport Vehicles?

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The Power of Real-Time Alerting

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What is AUTOSAR Fault Detection?

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Understanding AUTOSAR’s Basic Software Layer

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The Role of ASPICE in Systems and Software Development

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Electric Vehicle Testing Equipment

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What is Electric Vehicle Functional Safety Testing?

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Simulation and HIL Testing for Rapid Development

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AUTOSAR Acceptance Tests

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AUTOSAR Feasibility and Producibility

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AUTOSAR Modularity and Configurability

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Implementing AUTOSAR and Functional Safety

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AUTOSAR From the Automotive Industry’s Perspective

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How to Transform Your Engineering Organization with LHP

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Integrating Today’s Top Automotive Technology

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How to Holistically Address Functional Safety

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Why is Safety at the Core of Software-Defined Vehicles?

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How to Build Trust in the Autonomous Driving Industry

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How to Maximize Your Investment in Cybersecurity

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The Right Level of Attention for Automotive Cybersecurity

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An Introduction to Project-Dependent Safety Management

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What is Tailoring in Functional Safety?

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What Are the Different Electric Vehicle Standards?

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What is Automated Test Equipment?

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What is HIL Testing?

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What is the Future of Autonomous Vehicles?

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What is Competence Management in Functional Safety?

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What is Electric Vehicle Telematics?

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How Do You Build a Safety Culture for Your Organization?

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What are Electric Vehicle Subsystems and Their Interactions?

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What is Electric Vehicle Testing?

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How to Get Your Organization Started with Master Data

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How Does SOTIF Address Safety Design Vulnerabilities?

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What is FMEDA?

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What Are Automotive Cybersecurity Contingency Plans?

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How is Automotive Cybersecurity Controlled?

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What is Automotive Cybersecurity?

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Why is Data-driven User Experience important in EV technology

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How Data Analytics Enables Growth for EV Manufacturers

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Effective Test Cases and How Inputs Influence Decisions

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What is the scope of SOTIF?

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What is SOTIF?

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How to Write Requirements for Functional Safety

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Framework for Automotive Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity and the Automotive Supply Chain

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New Developments in Automotive Autonomy

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Benefits of Investing in Team Training

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Transformational Changes in Automotive Testing

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Guest Blog: Thriving in the autonomous vehicle marketplace

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How to Ensure Safety in ADAS Design and Verification

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How to Incorporate Guidance into Process Execution Using ALM

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Top 10 Questions to Consider When Implementing ADAS

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How to Design Safety Into ADAS Products

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