July 25-29, 2016
Warren, Michigan, USA
In its fifth year, the 2016 SAE Battelle CyberAuto Challenge™ is a groundbreaking event in automotive cybersecurity. The Challenge is a 5-day practicum based workshop where teams comprised equally of students and professionals, including automotive engineers, government engineers, and ethical “white hat” hackers, work on real cars to find real answers to the challenges posed by cybersecurity in automobiles. Teams work to identify automotive cybersecurity trends and develop talent in a new technical discipline in a high tech industry.
An interactive learning format, the Challenge is a series of classroom lessons and discussions alternating with hands-on work. It fosters collaboration and creativity amongst different cross-sectors of the automotive and cybersecurity industries. Industry professionals benefit from the fresh perspectives offered by high-performing high school and college students. Students gain exposure to industry experts and hands-on learning you can’t find anywhere else. All parties benefit from mentorship relationships and the powerful connections formed at this event.
The Challenge demonstrates that the automotive community:
- Is keeping the core auto engineer connected to the cyber community
- Is prioritizing cybersecurity and mitigating potential risks from cyber/auto development
- Is developing a common “community of interest” around the cybersecurity issue
- Is developing a cyber/auto talent “pipeline” amongst high school and college students