Training Automotive Cybersecurity

Automotive cybersecurity is of growing concern for the entire automotive industry. It is a must-have today, because systems are interconnected, and in one way or the other open for external penetration. Even worse, security directly impacts functionality, user experience and safety, and thus has become subject to product liability. For instance, functional safety is not feasible without a concise approach to cover security.

New: Shorter (online) training sessions - easier to fit into your schedule.


"The online training is intensive, yet totally possible for the Home-Office environment. 4 hours per day is a good balance to have information sink into my memory. Vector trainer mastered the online tools to bring the message across effectively. Thank you!"
- Reinier Quast, Inalfa


“This is an excellent training from the ground up till the practical management of a Cybersecurity solution in a given company!”

– a participant of an online training in September 2020


"Outstanding level of expertise in cybersecurity."

- Michael Prantke, Panasonic


"This was a really good online training. I would like to thank Vector Consulting trainers for their 100% commitment."

-  Kamal Kumar Sharma, Aptiv


"High practical orientation, concrete personalized action list throughout the entire seminar."

- T. Strauch, Siemens

Training Goals

Security gains has become a key challenge across industries. More and more systems are networked and are attacked. Absolute security does not exist, but you can effectively protect. Our training is the introduction and implementation of risk-based cybersecurity in practice. The following questions are addressed:

  • How to identify security objectives?
  • How do I assess the security on the basis of basic methods like TARA (Threat and Risk Analysis)
  • How can a security objective be deduced from that?
  • What are the typical threats?

Since there can be no absolute cybersecurity, the focus of the training is on a risk-based approach and on the necessary consistent methodology.

Three different, yet related, approaches will be described in detail, namely:

  • Product, that is cybersecurity at the system level
  • Process, covering the implementation of security concepts in the entire life-cycle
  • Field, that is cybersecurity applicable after-sales activities

Training Agenda

This training provides an introduction to the fundamentals and best practices of cybersecurity engineering based on ISO 21434. It introduces Cybersecurity organization and management as well as basic techniques for specification, analysis, testing of Cybersecurity. Many practical examples from our worldwide projects will emphasize how to implement cybersecurity focused culture inside your company and at reasonable cost. Examples include the full set of methods, such as TARA, but also concrete case studies such as over-the-air (OTA) software upgrades.


  • Introduction, Terminology and Cybersecurity foundations for automotive applications
  • Overall Cybersecurity Management: Focus on the organization
  • Project dependent Cybersecurity Management: Responsibilities, plan and case
  • Continuous Cybersecurity Activities: monitoring, assessment and vulnerability analysis
  • Security Standards (e.g. UNECE-SUMS, UNECE-CSMS, ISO-21434), legal obligations and governance
  • Risk Assessment Methodology: Threat analysis and risk assessment (TARA)
  • Practical Experience with an example exercise that includes TARA and security engineering: from Asset identification to Security concept
  • Efficient implementation of security in the lifecycle from the security assets to the risk analysis to the consistent implementation throughout the entire lifecycle
  • Concept phase including an overview of current state of the art Cybersecurity controls (e.g. Secure Boot and SecOC)
  • Security by Lifecycle: Verification, Validation and Life-Cycle Management
  • Cybersecurity Testing: Pentesting and Fuzztesting with practical experience and hands-on case studies
  • Post development processes: Cybersecurity incident Response and Updates

Training material: available in English

Additional bonus: The widely used assessment tool COMPASS is presented. You will receive a demo version with full functionality for your own entries.

Breaks: Coffee/Tea around 10:30 and 15:00; lunch break around 12:00.


1000 € plus VAT (2 days)

Admission price includes full documentation on paper and as PDF and also our Technical Articles on "Automotive Embedded Engineering" (PDF) with lots of best practices, project experiences and state of the art technology. Naturally, all participants benefit from our rich coffee breaks and a quality lunch in our spectacular Vector restaurant. Each participant will receive a qualifying Vector certificate for this intensive training.

Get a discount (can be combined):

  • 10% if you register  3-5 employees of your company,
  • 20% for 6-10 employees

  • 10% if you book at least 60 days in advance

  • You can save up to 40%, as these three discounts can be combined!

Full-time students receive a (non-combinable) discount of 70% (on presentation of a valid student card).

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Assessment Tool COMPASS

Planning, Execution and Evaluation of Assessments, Audits and Analyses

COMPASS satisfies all requirements that are relevant to an efficient audit and analysis tool. These include support based on different maturity models,  assessment methods and other checks, e.g. Threat and Risk Analysis.

Inhouse Formats

Do you want to adapt this training to your own examples and challenges? Looking for a workout that delivers practical exercises adjusted to your environment? Then, we suggest that you have this training conducted in-house, where you can decide on focus, speed and the training schedule. We also offer dedicated crash courses for employees and management. 

Language: German or English.

On request, we offer our inhouse trainings in Chinese, French, Korean and Turkish.

Target Audience

Engineers in product development, system and software engineers, security and safety engineers and managers, architects, engineering managers, project managers, purchasing, quality managers.

About our Trainers

Dr. Arnulf Braatz is a manager at Vector Consulting Services. Previously he worked as a project manager in development projects as well as a software architect. Dr. Braatz supports companies worldwide to improve their safety and security projects, development processes and change management. He works across industries in the field of engineering methods, system and IT architecture, requirements engineering, and to improve efficiency.



Ruschil Ray is an associate consultant at Vector Consulting Services. She has completed her Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication engineering and has a master’s degree in Information Technology with the specialization in Embedded Systems from University of Stuttgart. She did her master thesis in the automotive cybersecurity domain with a focus on grey-box penetration test strategy. Ruschil supports companies worldwide to improve their security processes and security testing strategies.

Mirko Wagner is a Consultant at Vector Consulting Services. He studied mechatronics with special focus on reliable embedded systems at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen. He supports companies worldwide to improve their cybersecurity infrastructure especially in alignment with the ISO27001-, ISO21434- or the new UNECE WP.29 CSMS and SUMS standards.

Prof. Dr. Christof Ebert is Managing Director of Vector Consulting Services GmbH. He supports companies worldwide in improving their product development and product strategy as well as in change management. He sits on various supervisory boards, is a professor at the University of Stuttgart and the Sorbonne in Paris, and the author of several renowned books. Twitter: @ChristofEbert.


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