Christopher Clark | Synopsys

Solutions Architect – Automotive Software & Security

Chris is a 24-year veteran of the Information Technology world who uses his experience in automotive systems, embedded device testing, and cyber security practices to help automotive organizations effectively integrate meaningful security solutions into their environments. Chris holds a master’s degree in Cyber Security from the University of Maryland University College and has held numerous certifications throughout his career. Chris has worn many hats, including roles as project manager, product manager, data center operations manager, director of information systems, hospital system CIO, and security evangelist. Chris also participates with standards bodies to ensure effective security requirements are included in the development of future standards. Chris is currently focused on helping customers in the automotive field minimize their cybersecurity risks by engaging and sharing his knowledge and experiences in the hopes of building a more cyber-resilient future.

14:50 - 15:20

Conference day Thursday, November 11, 2021

In Software We Trust: ISO 21434 & the Future of Automotive Software


Software-defined vehicles bring dramatic automotive industry changes that offer new opportunities and challenges for software development practices. Even as vehicular systems become more complex and consolidated, the release of the “ISO/SAE 21434 Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering” standard promises to make software-defined vehicles safer and more secure. We will examine the industry move toward software-defined vehicles and how this shift will affect automotive software development, testing, and deployment through the lens of ISO 21434. In addition, we will look at the evolution of cloud-native software development, over-the-air updates, and the integration of AI and ML functions within automotive systems.