escar is the leading automotive Cyber Security workshop and escar Europe just had its 15th anniversary. The fifth escar USA last year was a tremendous success and we look forward to hosting escar USA 2018 on June 20 - 21 in the Detroit, Michigan area. escar USA will bring together industry, academia as well as government organizations. The technical program will feature leading international experts in the area. Modern vehicles have become complex digital devices, which can contain over 70 electronic control units (ECUs), a host of both wired and wireless interfaces, actuators and dozens of sensors that produce gigabytes of data every hour. The next phase of automotive technology will blend multiple signals and add information from the cloud to help a vehicle “think” and act in a way that keeps consumers connected and makes their lives easier. Therefore, automotive cyber security is becoming increasingly important.