• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course equips engineers with the skills to architect and design cybersecurity solutions for automotive embedded applications, particularly focusing on turning theoretical concepts into practical designs. This comprehensive curriculum covers both foundational knowledge and practical training. The course is divided into modules, each focusing on different aspects of cybersecurity in embedded systems, with a strong emphasis on secure communication, secure storage, authenticity checks, and the use of hardware security modules. Additionally, a separate, detailed module on secure coding practices in C/C++/Ada specifically tailored for embedded systems can be included. This course is interactive, with a mix of lectures, hands-on labs, and project work to ensure that participants can apply what they learn in real-world scenarios. The inclusion of ongoing mini-training modules will help reinforce learning and keep the engineers engaged with the latest in cybersecurity practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the unique cybersecurity challenges in automotive embedded systems.
  • Examine the principles of secure architecture design for automotive embedded systems.
  • Learn the key components and technologies involved in automotive cybersecurity.
  • Explore methods for threat modeling and risk assessment specific to automotive environments.
  • Gain proficiency in selecting and implementing cryptographic solutions for automotive cybersecurity.
  • Develop skills in secure communication protocols for connected automotive systems.
  • Understand the role of intrusion detection and prevention systems in automotive cybersecurity.
  • Explore strategies for secure over-the-air (OTA) updates in automotive embedded systems.
  • Learn about regulatory frameworks and standards relevant to cybersecurity in automotive industry.
  • Gain hands-on experience in designing and implementing secure embedded systems for automobiles.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Program/Project Management and Acquisition
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Architecture
  • Threat Analysis