Security Innovation Hires Dr. Jonathan Petit to Strengthen Company’s Connected Vehicle Consulting Practice

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Renowned security expert will influence the security of worldwide V2X infrastructure

In his research career, Jonathan has tackled deep and important questions in connected vehicle security and communications...

Security Innovation, an authority in software security, today announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Petit as a Principal Scientist. Dr. Petit will be working within the Embedded Security Business Unit as a senior advisor to governmental and commercial organizations that are implementing trusted infrastructures to support secure and private communications for the rapidly developing connected vehicle market.

As a well-known expert in his field, Dr. Petit has presented advanced automotive security papers at conferences and symposia around the world and his work has influenced many of the organizations tasked with building a Secure Credential Management System (SCMS) to address the unprecedented challenges of providing a trustworthy driving experience.

Dr. Petit was previously a Research Fellow at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland and a senior researcher at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He was co-chair of the European PRESERVE research project, one of the continent’s earliest and largest field test of connected vehicle security, the results of which have directly impacted the design specifications for all future Vehicle to Vehicle design specifications. He has also worked with American researchers, including co-writing a paper on Wave Service Advertisement (WSA) security for 1609.2 and at UC Berkeley’s Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) on cybersecurity for autonomous driving. His research has covered a wide range of topics within automated and connected vehicle cybersecurity such as privacy protection, authentication, automotive Denial of Service attacks and dynamic digital mapping and V2X communications.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan to Security Innovation,” said William Whyte, Chief Scientist at Security Innovation. “In his research career, Jonathan has tackled deep and important questions in connected vehicle security and communications, but with a thoroughness and focus that has made the results immediately useful for industry. It is hard to imagine a better fit for the world-class consulting team we already have at Security Innovation.” Security Innovation initiatives include Transportation Consulting Services (TCS), automotive security consulting, assessments, and training, and quantum resistant encryption suites. Dr. Petit will be joining an innovative team of renowned security and privacy experts dedicated to improving the trustworthiness of a connected world.

About Security Innovation:
A software security pioneer since 2002, Security Innovation is dedicated to protecting sensitive data in the world’s most challenging environments – whether on embedded systems, desktops, web applications, mobile devices, or in the cloud. Recognizing that software applications no longer exist in isolation, our clients are better prepared to anticipate, navigate and reduce software security risk regardless of technology or system complexity. There are more than a million licenses of Security Innovation’s training products in use today and our embedded security products ship on tens of millions of systems each year. The company is privately held and is headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. Visit the company at or follow on Twitter @SecInnovation.

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