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Kevin Baltes was named Director and CISO, Product Cybersecurity, for General Motors Company effective April 1st, 2015. This role was expanded from his most recent position as Senior Manager, Product Cybersecurity.
Baltes is responsible for leading the global team that is defining the strategies to reduce the risks associated with cybersecurity threats related to the vehicle and its components and services. His team manages the complete connected vehicle ecosystem as it relates to cybersecurity, including the IT back office, telecom channels, mobile apps, and connected services such as telematics, advanced driver assistance systems, urban mobility, and V2V and V2X communications.
Prior to this role, he served as Engineering Group Manager, Vehicle Cybersecurity. During his time in this role, Baltes led the development of the in-vehicle cybersecurity technical solution.
Joining GM in 1995 as an Embedded Controls and Software Engineer, Baltes has held multiple roles in Powertrain Engineering, Electrical, GM IT, and GM R&D. He holds 10 US patents, and several are pending.
Kevin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master’s Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Kevin lives in Michigan with his wife. He enjoys live music and travelling