ASRG started as outcome of a masters thesis regarding how security for automotive products will change the industry from a business perspective. One of the outcomes of this research was that the goals of security are the same across all the different automotive manufactures and even across different products. Hence, we all have the same or similar goals and development process models, knowledge could or should be non-OEM specific besides the implementation strategy.
So we searched in Stuttgart, Germany for a group that would help everyone learn, understand and network with individuals who are also interested, involved or implementing security solutions for the automotive market. Surprisingly, we didn’t find any groups, communities or meetings that were addressing the topic… so we started one. In August 2017, ASRG-S had the first meeting in a small rented meeting room in Stuttgart West in Germany. 12 People attended, giving insights and generating ideas of how to go forward and what was important to them. This was the basis for the development of the mission statement and goals of the organization. From then on, we have been meeting every month, organizing events, contributing and brainstorming ways to support the goals and create value for its members and sponsors.
ASRG founded as a MeetUp Group in Stuttgart, Germany (ASRG-S)
July 18, 2017
First American Location, Detroit (ASRG-D) is founded.
May 2, 2018
This was the beginning of a new era. Until now, it was never considered to expand ASRG outside of the Stuttgart area. With the help and support of Sean M. and others, the first ever American location of ASRG is founded in Detroit, the Motor City of the USA.
ASRG registered as US Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization
August 1, 2018
As ASRG continued to grow, we needed to setup a corporate identity to house all the activities and future plans of the organization. This was the start of the ASRG as a non-profit organization focused on research and increasing competencies within the field of Automotive Security.
First ASRG Meeting in Stuttgart, Germany
August 2, 2018
We started in a small rented meeting room in Stuttgart West, Germany. There were 12 participants and each of them became a part of the building blocks of the ASRG community.
ASRG founded in Tel-Aviv (ASRG-TLV)
February 28, 2019
We are happy to announce our first location in Israel! We would like to thank Adili S. for the support and look forward to work together with her and the team in Tel-Aviv to help make an impact in the automotive security market.
Welcome Cluj as the newest ASRG location. (ASRG-C)
April 10, 2021
Cluj-Napoca is the heart of Romania’s newest tech sector and we are happy to be able to bring ASRG to Cluj. Looking forward to the ability to work together with the team at ASRG-C.
ASRG reached 7000 Members
May 1, 2021
First ASRG location in Italy founded (ASRG-MIL)
May 19, 2021