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Michael Westra
Technical Leader/Manager, Connected/In-Vehicle Embedded Security at Ford Motor Company


Mike Westra (Ford Motor Company): Michael Westra is the Connected Vehicle Cyber Security Technical Manager at Ford Motor Company focused on Cyber Security for connectivity into vehicles and connected technology including embedded modems, Infotainment, cloud, autonomous, and mobile systems. Mike has a MS from University of Michigan in Software Engineering and a BS from Calvin College in Computer Science. Mike has 20 years at Ford, with roles including leading software architect for SYNC, Solution Architect for Security IT projects, leading a software team developing supercomputer engineering modeling applications, and various software development roles. Mike has over 20 patents issued or in various stages of filing.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion: The Complexity and Layered Landscape of Cybersecurity