GRIMM Announces Cyber Partnership with Michigan Educational Non-Profit, Square One Focused on New High School Curriculum for Automotive Cybersecurity

Earlier this month, GRIMM’s embedded security team joined Michigan’s Governor, Rick Snyder, (pictured above) along with SAE, Michigan educational non-profit, Square One, and industry leaders at the 2018 SAE CyberAuto Challenge™ to announce our new partnership.  

Our teams are joining forces to create, deliver, and mentor Michigan high school students with a new program: “Masters of Mobility: Cybersecurity on the Road.”

This program will provide in-depth training, resources and materials that will help “train-the-trainer.” High school teachers across Michigan will not just be able to educate their students on the importance of cybersecurity in automotive design, but will teach them how and challenge them to test the cyber resiliency of their own vehicle designs. Teachers will work with their students to program, hack and learn to defend against cyberattacks in the cars they are building!

Though Square One has been running their autonomous vehicle program in high schools throughout Michigan for years, this is their inaugural effort at incorporating cybersecurity into their STEM programming. With the full support of the State of Michigan and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), GRIMM is the official cyber partner of the “Master’s of Mobility” program. We are excited to mentor the student participants, provide guidance, real challenges and exposure to careers in automotive cybersecurity.

This is just one of the many programs GRIMM participates to cultivate curiosity, honing skills and finding our future GRIMM team!

If you are an automotive professional interested in automotive security training, check out GRIMM’s Defensive Automotive Engineering Security course here.

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