Jennifer Tisdale

Director, Connected Mobility & Infrastructure Security Research

Jennifer Tisdale is the director of connected mobility and infrastructure for GRIMM, a cybersecurity research and engineering firm. Previously, Jennifer served as the program manager, Product Cybersecurity R&D, Mazda North America, and built the Cyber-Mobility program for the State of Michigan’s, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). In this role, Jennifer charted the path for the state of Michigan to grow and develop cybersecurity economy to support the emergence of future mobility within the automotive, aerospace and defense sectors.

Additionally, Jennifer serves as the Cybersecurity Advisor to the National Defense Industrial Association (MI) in support of the U.S. Army’s security initiatives for ground vehicle systems and their suppliers. Recently selected as one of SC’s Magazines “Women to Watch” in Cybersecurity, Jennifer challenges the negative narrative often associated with car hackers and advocates for their open inclusion in the supply chain.