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SAE International Brings Students and Professionals Together to Identify Automotive Cybersecurity Challenges

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 26, 2016 - SAE International announces that the 2016 SAE Battelle CyberAuto Challenge will be held July 25-29, 2016, in Warren, Mich. USA.

Now in its fifth year, the five-day practicum workshop features teams comprised equally of students and professionals, including automotive engineers, government engineers, and ethical “white hat” hackers, who work on real cars to find real answers to the challenges posed by cybersecurity in automobiles.

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.

The Challenge demonstrates that the automotive community is:

  • Keeping the core auto engineer connected to the cyber community
  • Prioritizing cybersecurity and mitigating potential risks from cyber/auto development
  • Developing a common “community of interest” around the cybersecurity issue
  • Developing a cyber/auto talent “pipeline” amongst high school and college students

For more information on the 2016 SAE Battelle CyberAuto Challenge, visit

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the mobility engineering profession. By uniting over 128,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, which helps fund programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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