About the Speaker
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    Kristie Pfosi
    Sr. Manager, Automotive Cybersecurity, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America

    Kristie Pfosi stands at the forefront of one of automotive’s greatest challenges: cybersecurity. A well-respected policy maker and program manager with deep technology expertise, Kristie has been a champion for best practices in cybersecurity for over a decade as a technical intelligence officer at the CIA and as an OEM employee, most notably helping FCA shore up their cybersecurity practice after one of their vehicles was infamously hacked. Her wide-ranging background in automotive also includes designing minivan seats, developing advanced service diagnostic tools, and working on internal combustion engine technology at companies like Magna and MAHLE Powertrain.

    Today she is responsible for creating and implementing processes and methodologies for global incident responses, vulnerability management, and risk assessments at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America. Her work also involves developing and integrating cybersecurity protection into advanced vehicle electronics with a focus on defense-in-depth and next-generation security.

    Kristie holds two bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the General Motors Institute (Kettering University), and has experience in all phases of the product development lifecycle—from advanced R&D, through product development and launch, to post-production operations and aftermarket service.