Kelly Stephenson

Kelly Stephenson

Kelly joined LHP in 2022 as 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.

Recent posts by Kelly Stephenson

6 min read

What Are Automotive Cybersecurity Contingency Plans?

By Kelly Stephenson on Aug 25, 2022 3:51:58 PM

What Are Automotive Cybersecurity Contingency Plans?   Interruptions from natural disasters Hackers are not the only source of threats to autonomous and connected vehicles. There are also concerns in automotive cybersecurity where natural phenomena can cause problems that result in degraded security, which can then force systems into a degraded mode or can bring some systems down. Business impact analysis is huge.
Topics: Cybersecurity
9 min read

How is Automotive Cybersecurity Controlled?

By Kelly Stephenson on Aug 16, 2022 3:22:23 PM

How is Automotive Cybersecurity Controlled?  
Topics: Cybersecurity
6 min read

What are the Cybersecurity Challenges for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles?

By Kelly Stephenson on Aug 9, 2022 3:13:40 PM

What are the cybersecurity challenges for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles?  
Topics: Cybersecurity
9 min read

What Can Be Done to Secure Autonomous Vehicles from Cyber Attacks?

By Kelly Stephenson on Aug 2, 2022 10:02:22 AM

What Can Be Done to Secure Autonomous Vehicles from Cyber Attacks?  
Topics: Cybersecurity
7 min read

Why is Cybersecurity Important for Autonomous Vehicles?

By Kelly Stephenson on Jul 27, 2022 3:37:58 PM

Why is Cybersecurity Important for Autonomous Vehicles?   Introduction Modern electric vehicles (EVs) are mechatronic machines that combine electric propulsion, electronic control, mechanical actuators, and extensive sensor packages, to create a vehicle that is more intelligent, more efficient, and safer than traditional fossil fuel vehicles. And as they evolve, they are laying the foundations for true autonomous operation. The lifeblood of these systems is the trustworthy communication of data between the driver and the vehicle, the vehicle and its environment, and the transfer of data among the different systems of the vehicle itself. Keeping these communications protected and secure is the role of cybersecurity, which is the practice of protecting sensitive information and critical systems from digital attacks. The cybersecurity of autonomous vehicles is one of the fastest growing and most important topics in the automotive realm today and worthy of detailed examination.
Topics: Cybersecurity
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What is Automotive Cybersecurity?

By Kelly Stephenson on Jun 23, 2022 7:52:00 PM

What is Automotive Cybersecurity?   Defining cybersecurity To best understand automotive cybersecurity, it is helpful to review the unique requirements of the automotive realm, and then compare them to the more typical cybersecurity considerations that tend to be common across most connected devices and systems. For several years, the automotive industry has been in a state of technological evolution. New, complex inter-connectable technologies continue to emerge that manufacturers and OEMs are embracing at a blistering pace. These include infotainment systems, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), and a variety of modern electric vehicle systems.
Topics: Cybersecurity
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