Cybersecurity Assessment for Automotive Components

ISO 21434 - Automotive Cybersecurity Training Program

Gain in-depth knowledge of various requirements for automotive cybersecurity standard ISO 21434

Gain in-depth knowledge of various requirements for automotive cybersecurity standard ISO 21434


10th - 13th April 2024: Training and Certification: Automotive Cybersecurity based on ISO 21434 I Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

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This training program aims to equip participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills related to the automotive standard ISO/SAE 21434:2021 - Cybersecurity engineering. The training will focus on understanding the ISO-21434 standard, its implementation in organisation process & product development, and how to establish a robust cybersecurity framework to safeguard automotive systems from potential threats.


The automotive cybersecurity training prepares you as a competitive professional in the following ways

  • Gain a globally accepted certificate post successful completion of the automotive cyber security course.
  • Independently handle ISO 21434 engineering and management activities.
  • Recognise and identify cybersecurity aspects from conceptual level to its implementation. 
  • Plan, monitor, execute and assess product development based on ISO 21434 standard.
  • Work as a cybersecurity professional at OEM, tier 1 and supplier's end.


The ISO/SAE 21434 training is a comprehensive 3-day program covering basic to advanced industry concepts. Once you complete the training successfully, you will be awarded with a Certified Automotive Cybersecurity Practitioner (CACSP) Certificate. Here is a brief outline of the automotive cybersecurity training program –

  • Day 1: Introduction & Fundamentals
    • What and why is it important?
    • Case studies and analysing the current cybersecurity threats & challenges in the automotive domain
    • Security vs Safety
  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
    • Automotive Electronics and advancements
    • Attack vectors and potential vulnerabilities and risks in automotive systems
    • Goals of cybersecurity (authenticity, integrity, confidentiality, availability)
  • Standards development and best practices
    • Relationship to ISMS
    • Learning from best practices and guidelines
    • UNECE WP.29 regulation No. [155] (CSMS); No. [156] (SUMS)
  • ISO 21434 Introduction and Framework
    • Structure of the standard including provisions, objectives and annexes
  • Day 2 and 3
  • ISO/SAE21434 Management (Clause 5 & Clause 6) (L/D/E) - Organisation level & Project-dependent Cybersecurity Management. Aligning organizational processes with ISO-21434 standards
  • Distributed Cybersecurity Activities (Clause 7) (L/D/E) - Coordinating cybersecurity efforts with other entities in automotive supply chain
  • Continual Cybersecurity Activities (Clause 8) (L/D) - Continuous risk management strategies to mitigate cybersecurity risks effectively
  • Concept phase (Clause 9, Clause 15) (L/D/E) - Item definition, Security concepts, determination of security objectives and derivation of cybersecurity requirements. Threats and Threat Modelling, the seven steps of carrying out a risk assessment and an example of how to estimate risks using TARA and how to deal with these risks. A practical exercise to walk through a risk assessment step by step. 
  • Product development and validation (Clause 10 & Clause 11) (L/D) - Reference to the V Model, activities on both sides of the V Model, system, software and hardware development, verification and validation
  • Post-Development Phases (Clauses 12-14) (L/D)
    Production, Operation, Maintenance, and Decommissioning
  • Cybersecurity Testing Approaches: Vulnerability Analysis, Penetration testing and Fuzz testing (L/D)

Self-Study & Discussion (D)
1) Introduction to Cryptography
2) Key Management & Security at hardware level: HSM, SHE modules
3) Security features and its realization with use cases
Secure onboard communication, Secure Diagnostics, Secure boot, Secure download & OTA


Manager, software developers, hardware developers, project leaders, quality representatives, test engineers and all who are involved in Automotive Cybersecurity


3 days training followed by examination on the 4th day

Exam Details

Duration: 120 mins

Details: Multiple Choice Questions


Participants will undergo assessments to evaluate their understanding of the training content.
Successful participants will receive a certification for TÜV SÜD Certified Automotive Cyber Security Practitioner (CACSP).

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is automotive cyber security?

    Automotive cybersecurity ensures the protection and safety of communication networks, electronic systems, control algorithms, users, software, and underlying data from any cyber-attacks. These malicious attacks could cause unauthorised access, manipulation, and damage if left unprotected.

  • What will be the impact of cyber security on the vehicle infotainment system?

    Malicious attacks can access a vehicle’s networks through the OBD-II ports, compromised ECUs, and infotainment systems. As a result, they could access personal information and even damage a vehicle’s components leading to safety risks.

    Automotive cybersecurity training helps ensure the security of telecommunication networks, electronic components, control algorithms, users, software, and underlying data in the event of cyber-attacks.

  • Why cybersecurity is important in automotive?

    Every time you write a code on an automobile’s ECU, there is a risk of a malicious cyber-attack. This could damage the vehicle and even compromise personal information. The ISO 21434 training helps you deal with such challenges effectively.

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