SAE CyberAuto Challenge™

SAE CyberAuto Challenge™ Canceled

Due to ongoing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SAE International has made the difficult decision to cancel the SAE CyberAuto Challenge™ 2020, originally scheduled for July 12-16, in Warren, Michigan. Before making this decision, we extensively monitored and evaluated health guidance from international health authorities as well as travel and distancing recommendations. We remain firmly committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our students, speakers, partners and staff who are attending our events, and apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused.

Any additional questions and inquiries can be directed to Marc LeDuc or  SAE Customer Service: +1.877.606.7323 or +1.724.776.4970

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Calling all Students Interested in Automotive CyberSecurity!

With 100 million lines of code and over 100 electronic control units (ECUs), the automobile is now the most complicated software device in the world and presents security challenges for developers and opportunity for hackers. In its ninth year, the 2020 SAE CyberAuto Challenge™ brings aspiring students to participate in hands-on experiences and learn from the best cyber researchers, hackers, automotive engineers, and academia partnered with industry in order to advance the next generation of cyber security specialists

Acceptance to CAC is merit based so you will need to apply.  As a participant in the CyberAuto Challenge you will take part in an intensive 4.5-day practicum-based workshop in Warren, Michigan.

You will learn:

  • Both classroom lessons and discussions that are paired with hands-on experience with fully production cars, software, and electronics
  • Full interaction with a cross section of industry professionals, including engineers, government engineers, and “white-hat hackers”
  • The opportunity to perform analysis and provide input on current model, full-feature cars.
Apply now – attendance slots are limited! Applications close on April 13, 2020.

A Student’s Perspective

"Thank you for putting the time and effort in to make this experience possible; I truly think it changed my life. Being able to be in a community that not only understands but values the knowledge/cares about topics that seem to be looked strangely upon in the outside world was something I have wanted to experience for years and had a big impact on my views of future life paths. I definitely have found a future life path and new hobby with automotive cybersecurity; there is no way I will be able to leave something like that behind. The opportunity to see years (it’s a long time in my perspective) of research and experimentation all come together in a way that can make a real difference is another thing I have wanted for my entire life.
To sum it all up: thank you. That five days of the CyberAuto Challenge changed my life.”

–Vanya Gorbachev, 2018 CyberAuto Challenge participant

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