escar USA 2021
Event submitted on Saturday, December 19th 2020, approved by Charles Villanueva ✓
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For those working in the automotive business, especially in the United States, this is perhaps the best or at least one of the best automotive conferences you can attend. I believe that their events in 2021 will be hybrid, in other words, a blend of both online and physical. Please note that there is also escar Europe 2021. We would like to thank the organizers for having to take the time to submit their escar conferences to our directory and wish them the best of luck with the conferences in 2021. Incidentally, for those that are interested, we have a resource here that lists all our recommended transportation conferences and events (that fit within a Cybersecurity remit).
Conference Event Summary
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8th escar USA – Embedded Security in Cars Conference
Information technology has become the driving force behind most innovation in the automotive industry, supporting connectivity, infotainment, and automation applications. The situation is similar for commercial vehicles.
A crucial aspect of most automotive electronic applications is cybersecurity. The escar conference series, held annually in Europe, the USA, and Asia, has established itself as the premier forum for information, discussion and exchange of ideas on all aspects of vehicle cybersecurity and privacy. As in previous years, the program will include invited talks, but we will accept submitted papers and presentations on automotive cybersecurity topics.
The overall goal and objective of escar USA is to provide a forum to encourage collaboration among private industry (e.g. OEMs, suppliers, vendors), academia, and government (e.g. DOT, NHTSA, DoD, DHS, European Commission) regarding modern in-vehicle cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risk mitigation/countermeasures.
The escar USA conferences have been very successful in the past, drawing well over 300 attendees per year. In 2020 the physical conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but selected submissions were published in the SAE International Journal of Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy. For 2021 the event will be held as an Online, Virtual Event.
An important aspect of escar USA has always been the opportunity for information exchange, networking, and collaboration within the automotive cyber security community. Although virtual, we will provide a platform that allows interaction among attendees and a forum to exchange ideas for building a cyber security knowledge base in the automotive industry.