(Illustration: Eugene Sergeev)

The China Automotive Cyber Security Summit 2016 will take place January 21 - 22 in Shanghai amid growing concerns that connected cars and connected car plants will increasingly be the objects of digital attacks.

The conference, which brings together automakers, suppliers, various connected-services providers and security specialists, will focus on  government regulations, emerging automotive cyber security standards and new products and solutions designed to deal with the growing threats.

Speakers at the two-day conference include General Motors chief security officer Jeff Massimilla; Ricky Hudi, head of electric and electronic development at Audi; Wenjia Wang, director of engineering Asia Pacific, Tesla, and other auto- and IT-industry executives.

The summit is organized by Genesis Resourcing Consulting China, a consulting and market research company. More information on the event is at: