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MIPI Security for Automotive and IoT – Initial Focus on MASS

MIPI DevCon 2021

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Presented by Philip Hawkes and Rick Wietfeldt, Co-Chairs of the MIPI Security Working Group

MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions (MASS) allows transmission of sensor and display data between sensors, electronic control units (ECUs) and displays distributed around a vehicle. The MIPI Security Working Group is developing a MASS security framework for protecting this data against malicious attacks. 

Philip Hawkes, MIPI DevCon 2021 Speaker

Philip Hawkes

Hezi Saar, MIPI DevCon 2020 speaker

Rick Wietfeldt

This session covers the objectives of the security framework and explains how the framework achieves those objectives.


Philip Hawkes is a principal engineer, technology, at Qualcomm, and is the co-chair of the Security Investigation Group. Phil primarily works on security topics in standards organizations. His experience covers mobile networks, location technologies, IoT/M2M, WiFi and wired connectivity. Phil started his career as a symmetric cryptography expert involved in both design and analysis of algorithms. He received his bachelor of science and doctorate in mathematics from the University of Queensland and is based near Sydney, Australia.

Rick Wietfeldt is a senior director, technology, at Qualcomm in San Diego. He joined Qualcomm in 2007 and established the Advanced Connectivity Technology office responsible for the standards developments organizations (SDO) that drive mobile interface standards.

He has authored numerous publications and been awarded numerous patents in mobile device architecture and operation. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Rick worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas from 2003-2007 as the OMAP CTO running the U.S. CTO office and helping position OMAP as the workhorse processor of the early smartphone era. Rick received his bachelor of science and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, and his doctorate from York University in Toronto.