Automotive Cybersecurity


Automotve cybersecurity gets a new meaning in terms of networked vehicles. Due to the constant communication and data transfer of vehicles a new attack surface has been created. In addition to classic anti-theft protection, automotive cybersecurity against hackers must be also ensured.

Initial situation

  • Vehicles are susceptible to be hacked now

  • Through an "attack " data can be stolen from the vehicle and the control of the vehicle functions can be taken over

  • The degree does not apply to individual vehicles but to entire vehicle fleets

  • Software security was not or only partly been considered in the automotive industry


  • Establishing common standards regarding security requirements and implementation in the automotive industry

  • Methods for testing and adaptation of existing processes related to security

  • Concepts for use throughout the supply chain for sustainable anchoring of the software-security in the product development process