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Upcoming Omnex Webinars for February 2023

Automotive cybersecurity on Feb. 9, and AS9145 on Feb. 28

Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 12:02

(Omnex: Ann Arbor, MI) -- Omnex has announced new webinars for February 2023.

Webinar 1

Title: The Ever Changing Landscape of Automotive Cybersecurity—Will There Be a Limit?

Date and Time: Feb. 9, 2023, 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Speaker: Juan Pimentel

Register here.

Automotive cybersecurity is much more than ISO/SAE 21434, ECE regulations R-155, R-156, and other similar standards and regulations. The ever-increasing complexity of the automotive environment is already causing serious issues in the design of attack protection mechanisms for a vehicle from a security perspective. One example is securing a thermal management system, such as those used for battery management systems, where several suppliers are involved in addition to an OEM encompassing a multitude of ECUs and heterogeneous arrays of sensors and actuators. One issue here is that an item in the context of ISO/SAE 21434 has become very complex, involving not just one subsystem but a multitude of subsystems developed by different suppliers. Another issue is the accurate determination of responsibilities of each supplier for implementing ISO/SAE 21434. Another example of complexity is the charging system for electric vehicles.

In this webinar, the current complexity of modern vehicle components will be explained, a number of cybersecurity issues will be identified, and possible approaches to address the corresponding issues will be discussed.

Webinar 2

Title: Motivation for AS9145—APQP and PPAP With a Defense Industry Focus

Date and Time: Feb. 28, 2023, 12:00 p.m. Eastern

Speaker: William Ireland

Register here.

This webinar is designed to provide participants with insight into the risk management elements of the AS9145 Aerospace Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) to help ensure successful new or modified product launch efforts in defense contracting.

This session will inform the participants on the defense evolution that first created the manufacturing readiness assessment in 2009 and is now preparing to leverage the AS9145 process. Discover how to prepare for the staffing and execution of the AS9145 in your domain of practice for aerospace and defense.

The top five defense contractors are staffing for this next evolution of production readiness that will move an organization’s efficiencies to include savings in supply chain management and quality by applying the AS9145.

The webinar will discuss the AS6500 best practices and how the Mil-HDBK 896 will map into the AS9145 effort. Efficiencies of the standard across the supply chain should be dramatic. The motivation for this change is parallel to commercial industry and is grounded on robust new product development processes and how to employ tools to manage continuous improvement in products and processes.

In the defense acquisition process, AS9145 resolves the desired realization of Knowledge Point 3 (KP3) that confirms or validates a producer’s readiness to produce with a manufacturing readiness level equal to 9.

This webinar will provide guidance on how to satisfy the requirements of the aerospace PPAP’s 11 elements and when to incorporate prevention action tools to mitigate risk.

This session will enlighten attendees on how to incorporate these practices in the defense industry, and give insight for those government program teams on how to manage the risk mitigation processes for successful exiting of EMD through MS C using PPAP throughout the supply chain.


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