UL Certified Cybersecurity Professional Training in Automotive


Software and hardware in electronic systems have become key differentiating factors in today’s automobile design and development. With the rising role of electronics in automobiles, cyber security has increasingly become a critical aspect of the overall product design and development.

Our comprehensive course is enabling participants to gain a good understanding of the security processes, related standards, and their impact on the automotive industry, provided by a UL Cybersecurity expert. Exercises and examples are used within the presentation to show how the requirements and concepts of various concepts and standards are applied.


Workshop Topics

  • Cybersecurity general concepts
    • Attack descriptions, from servers through embedded to automotive
    • Terminology
    • Risk assessment models
    • Type of attacks and countermeasures
    • Threat models – theory and exercise 
  • Cybersecurity countermeasures in the embedded ecosystem
    • Available countermeasures on the automotive domain         


  • Cybersecurity assurance
    • Features an analogies between the payments industry and connected technologies 


  • Regulations and standards
    • Introducing different organizations that regulate the automotive world (CC, SAE, ISO, UNECE)
    • Introducing the SAE J3061, ISO/SAE 21434, and Automotive SPICE® standards.  
  • Cybersecurity in the automotive industry
    • Automotive attack surfaces and countermeasures
    • Supply chain cybersecurity
    • Risk and cyber threats in the automotive industry
    • Cybersecurity in automotive – theory and exercise
  • Exam (optional)


Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Have an improved awareness of cyber threats and of the necessity to include cybersecurity in all stages of a product development.
  • Familiar with real life attacks in various domains, including automotive.
  • Understand the state of the art in terms of security in the embedded and automotive ecosystems, and the main cybersecurity concepts and keywords (e.g. Assets, Threats, Threat agents, Attacks, Attack vectors, Attack surface, Vulnerabilities, Risks, Mitigations, etc.).
  • Have an overview and understanding on existing threat (e.g. STRIDE, PASTA, etc.) and risk assessment models (e.g. DREAD, CVSS, OWASP, etc.).
  • Understand and establish a threat model (Assets / Process / Threats / Interactions identification).
  • Understand the contents and purpose of the ISO/SAE 21434, SAE J3061, and Automotive SPICE® standards, and have a good overview on the regulatory ecosystem regarding cybersecurity in automotive.
  • Understand that augmentation of connectivity means wider attack surface, and that augmentation of a vehicle's autonomy means increased risk and worse consequences.
  • Understand and identify the attack surface (e.g. OBDII, rogue device on a car's bus, telemetry's cellular, TPMS, media center USB/BT/WiFi, etc.), and security related elements (e.g. HSM, Gateways, ECU misbehavior detection, etc.), of a vehicle.
  • Understand and identify the means available to an attacker, potential attach vectors on a car’s architecture diagram, and the countermeasures available to prevent attacks specific to the embedded car's environment.
  • Gain an overview on supply chain security solutions (e.g. Life cycle integrity monitoring, Assurance mechanism (blockchain), Maintenance, etc.).
  • Have a better view of what's done in the automotive industry regarding cybersecurity, and be aware of existing security assurance programs.
  • Understand and use vulnerabilities databases.

Target Audience

  • A technical/engineering background is recommended.
  • Engineers of organizations involved in Engineering Design and Development of Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems & sub-systems.
  • Experienced developers, project leaders, quality managers, and testers who are developing secure components in Automotive that will be based on ISO/SAE 21434.
  • Managers seeking a better understanding of the cyber security of automotive electronic systems and the SAE J3061, ISO/SAE 21434, and Automotive SPICE® standards.
  • Quality & Safety professionals intended to be engaged in ISO/SAE 21434 compliance.


  2019 Trainings Include:   

  • November 7-8           Troy, MI

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Time Requirement


Notification 3 days Training only $2395, Training and Exam $2895

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