A photographer and dedicated member of his Nashville community, Benjamin “Ben” Perlin supports several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and Second Harvest Food Bank. Alongside his other activities, Benjamin Perlin pursues interests in cars and engineering through membership in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
In its efforts to advance the knowledge and skills of its members, SAE International oversees educational programs and events on topics related to vehicle engineering. The organization is currently planning a number of upcoming events, including the 2018 SAE CyberAuto Challenge, which will take place July 22-27 in Warren, Michigan.
Designed for top high school and college students, the CyberAuto Challenge comprises learning sessions and hands-on workshops led by engineering professionals from private organizations and government agencies. During the five-day event, participating teams of students will work on actual cars to develop practical solutions for addressing automobile-related cybersecurity issues.
Launched in 2012, the SAE CyberAuto Challenge has been recognized by organizations such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. In addition to improving motor vehicle cybersecurity, the Challenge helps develop young talent to support the discipline.