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VectorConsulting Services

Training Automotive Security Testing

If you don't actively attack risks, they will actively attack you. Security is never comprehensive but can be vastly improved with risk-oriented testing. This implies an optimized mix of test strategies and suitable tools. Risk-oriented security with dedicated test methods and appropriate tools is the call of the day. Security test must start with static code analysis, proceed with unit test and further advance with dedicated methods such as fuzzing and robustness tests up to the level of penetration testing (Pen-Test). This workshop will briefly introduce to risk-oriented security engineering and then dive into appropriate test methods and tools.

Like all verification and validation methods, cybersecurity testing needs experience to select the best methods, determine test end criteria and a lean yet effective regression strategy capable for continuous integration and deliveries. Often we see companies that test components and their interfaces, while overlooking security threats in networking and services. For that matter we have enriched the training with hands-on experiences from our security consulting projects. Participants are invited to actively engage with their questions.

Additional bonus: Attendees receive our current white papers on cybersecurity as PDF.

Customer Reference

"Outstanding level of expertise in cybersecurity."

- Michael Prantke, Panasonic

Workshop Agenda

  • Motivation: connectivity and cyberattacks, , terminology and standards

    • Need for automotive cybersecurity, common attacks and vulnerabilities
    • Overview and terminologies used in ISO 21434 - road vehicles cybersecurity standard
  • Risk-oriented cybersecurity engineering

    • System engineering principles for security testing
    • Threat analysis and risk assessment method: Security analysis technique as per ISO 21434
  • Security testing methods 

    • Secure coding, code quality analysis
    • Fuzz testing techniques: Signal fuzz testing and frame fuzz testing
    • Penetration testing methodology: 10-step grey-box penetration test with case study
  • Security testing in practice

    • Software, hardware tools and test setup for security testing
    • Prerequisites for fuzzing and penetration testing
    • Demo:  Live fuzzing on ECU Simulator
  • Discussion and resources

Discussion Groups

Topics include:

  • Cost versus benefit: How to optimize security testing along the life-cycle
  • Making penetration test effective: From black box to grey box
  • Which tools and methods for which purpose
  • Future Outlook, Discussion and Conclusion


700 € plus VAT (1 day)

Admission price includes full documentation 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. 
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 6-8 employees

  • 30% for 9+ employees

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

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

  • 70% for full-time students (not combinable, on presentation of valid student card) 

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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

Ruschil Ray is a 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.

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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Mandar Kharde

Ingersheimer Str. 24
70499 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 711 80 670 1533
E-Mail: mandar.kharde(at)