SAE Task Force Co-Chair and Global Director of Critical Systems Security Synopsys
Mike Ahmadi is the Global Director of Critical Systems Security for Synopsys Software Integrity Group. Mike is well known in the field of critical infrastructure security, including industrial control systems and health care systems. He currently serves on the technical steering committee for the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) who manages and maintains the ISASecure certification program, and is also serving as Chairman of the TEVEES18A1 Cybersecurity Assurance Testing Task Force under the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE).
He also serves as a US Expert for IEC TC65 Working Group 10 in developing the IEC 62443 series of Industrial Process Control cybersecurity standards. He served on the California Office of Health Information Integrity Security Steering Committee in drafting the state level policies on HIPAA HITECH, and is an active member of the Medical Device Innovation Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS), where he introduced the Vendor Security Practices project, and is also an active member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Medical Device Security Working Group, where he has contributed to technical industry reports. Mike has also worked closely with the US Food and Drug Administration in assisting them with developing their cybersecurity testing capabilities.
Mike also currently serves as an active member of the US Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group, and as part of the advisory board for the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. Mike has been a co-author in several publications, including the American Bar Association Secuity and Privacy guide, AAMI Journals, and also serves on the editorial board of ISSA Journal. He regularly makes appearances as a subject matter expert and speaker in various cybersecurity events internationally. Mikes interests are critical infrastructure security, including industrial control systems and medical devices and networks.