Detroit Mercy faculty members Paul Spadafora and Mark Zachos presented on “Vehicle Cyber Engineering — Neutralizing the Threats to Electric/Autonomous Vehicles” at the 2021 Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Conference, held this month.
Spadafora, director of Professional Engineering Programs and industry liaison, and Zachos, director of Vehicle Cyber Engineering Programs, were joined by several other College of Engineering & Science faculty and staff. The conference was hosted by General Motors at the Renaissance Center in Detroit.
The presentation was part of an effort to bring increased awareness regarding the cybersecurity threats that vehicles face each day as well as discussing the plans for the new Vehicle Cybersecurity Institute led by Detroit Mercy.
The Metro Detroit Regional Vehicle Cybersecurity Institute was recently funded by a $1.12-million award from the United States Department of Defense.
The institute is a regional-based, cybersecurity consortium that consists of multiple academic institutions in southeast Michigan and includes University of Arizona as a research partner. The consortium’s goal is to expand and enhance the cybersecurity engineering workforce through an applied curriculum developed in consultation with industry partners.
To learn more about the institute and program, visit www.udmercy.edu.