Security Innovation Provides Automotive Cybersecurity Expertise at the ETAP Forum in D.C.

February 5, 2016 – Dr. William Whyte, Chief Scientist for Security Innovation, a cybersecurity provider and leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Training, will be showcasing his expertise at the IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum in Washington D.C. 

During the forum, Mr. Whyte will be speaking as part of a panel that will discuss the privacy, security, and innovation challenges in the four aspects of “The Internet of Things” or IoT: transportation, health, Smart Cities, and Precision Agriculture. The panel will consist of four technical experts and two policy people from the Hill. Because of his extensive knowledge in security, especially around connected cars and vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication, Dr. William Whyte has been designated as the panel’s transportation expert.  Other panelists include Dr. Carl Landwehr, a Fellow of the IEEE; Professor Saifur Rahman, founding director of Virginia Tech’s Advanced Research Institute and Director of the Center for Energy and the Global Environment; Dr. Fink, lead inventor of PNNL’s Digital Ants technology; and Juan Carlos Zuniga, Principal Engineer at InterDigital.  Oleg Logvinov, Director of Special Assignments in STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division will moderate the session. 

“I'm excited to have the opportunity to advance the technical policy conversation around security for the Internet of Things," said William Whyte, Chief Scientist.  "I applaud the IEEE's initiative in bringing government, industry, and research together at this early stage."

William Whyte is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2006, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98. Before joining Security Innovation, he was the Chief Technology Officer of NTRU Cryptosystems. He previously served as Senior Cryptographer with Baltimore Technologies in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Whyte holds a PhD from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College.

About Security Innovation

Since 2002, Security Innovation has been the trusted partner for cybersecurity risk analysis and mitigation for the world’s leading companies, including Microsoft, Sony, GM, Disney, Google and Dell. Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the second year in a row, Security Innovation is dedicated to securing and protecting sensitive data in the most challenging environments - automobiles, desktops, web applications, mobile devices and in the cloud. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit

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