Automotive Cybersecurity Training for Professionals

Be prepared for the impact of cybersecurity in the automotive industry and start building cybersecurity competences in your role, project and organization: with our automotive cybersecurity training. Start your path on becoming an Automotive Cybersecurity Professional with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification.

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Automotive cybersecurity training
ACP Framework level overview

Automotive cybersecurity training: Entry level (“Foundation”) & Advanced (“Advanced Engineering”)

Cybersecurity awareness and competencies are major success factors for all players in the automotive industry, from OEMs to tier-n suppliers. We understand not everyone needs to become a cybersecurity expert right away, but it is important to learn all areas around the automotive development being impacted by cybersecurity, be aware of new challenges and consider how to integrate cybersecurity into your daily work.  Therefore, we offer automotive cybersecurity trainings based of the needs of different functions and roles.

ACP Level 1 “Foundation”

ACP Level 1 “Foundation”

This level is the basis for cybersecurity in the automotive industry. It is aimed at everyone with interfaces to cybersecurity activities.

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ACP Level 2 “Advanced”

ACP Level 2 “Advanced”

This level is more in-depth for employees who are directly involved in cybersecurity issues or are required to cooperate accordingly.

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Online training (live from our studio in Munich)

Online training (live from our studio in Munich)

International courses in English language

International courses in English language

Training handout included for download

Training handout included for download

Personalized Certificate of Attendance

Personalized Certificate of Attendance

Automotive Cybersecurity Training Level 1 “Foundation”

The ACP Level 1 “Foundation” training is an automotive cybersecurity training course consisting of two three-hour online sessions. The training provides a valuable opportunity for different roles in the automotive value chain to learn about the wide-ranging impact of cybersecurity on automotive development projects. Participants will learn along the most important standards and regulations, taking into account the practical perspective, the major challenges of cybersecurity for their role, project and organization.

Designed to address the practical implementation of ISO/SAE 21434 and beyond. Receipt of a personalized certificate of attendance is included. Participation in the ACP Level 1 training qualifies for the associated official examination with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification to achieve the automotive cybersecurity certification.

Learning objectives

  • Comprehend the impact of automotive hacks in and between all product life cycle phases
  • Differentiate between legal regulations and standards like UN R155 and ISO/SAE 21434
  • Identify potential enablers and inhibitors of cybersecurity
  • Be able to sketch the elements of cybersecurity development like concepts, goals, and claims.
  • Be sure you can follow the main steps of risk assessment.
  • Reflect the challenges of cybersecurity planning especially during distributed development.
  • Describe the needs of cybersecurity verification and validation incl. fuzz and pen testing.

Course content

I. Cybersecurity Awareness

  • Automotive hacks and their impact
  • Enablers and inhibitors of cybersecurity

II. Regulations, Standards and Initiatives

  • UN Regulation No. 155
  • ISO/SAE 21434

III. Automotive Cybersecurity Ecosystem

IV. Cybersecurity Management

  • Organizational level and project level
  • Post development

V. Cybersecurity Development

  • Concept phase
  • Development phase

VI. Cybersecurity Risk Assessment (TARA)

  • Threat analysis
  • Attack feasibility
  • Risk determination

VII. Cybersecurity Validation & Verification

  • Cybersecurity V & V strategy
  • Automotive penetration testing

Course goals and benefits

  • Understand the need for changing the current behavior into proactive strategic cybersecurity development
  • Get the cybersecurity know-how of how to start with cybersecurity on the organizational and the project level
  • Learn how to deal and get along with the ISO/ SAE 21434
  • Reflect the daily influence of cybersecurity to their respective roles
  • Identify potential risks related to cybersecurity in their projects and organization
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Get started learning right away with the ACP Level 1 “Foundation” on demand video course. We’ve broken down our automotive cybersecurity training content into short video courses. No need to wait for Session I and Session II, all the modules are readily available to watch at your own pace on the CYRES Academy Online Learning Platform. Start learning now.

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Automotive Cybersecurity Training Level 2 “Advanced Engineering”

The ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering” training is an advanced automotive cybersecurity training course, which consists of six online sessions, each with a duration of three hours. The training provides a more in-depth and hands-on deep-dive on how to deal with the previously learned cybersecurity challenges in the automotive industry in a concrete way. Guided by the trainers of the CYRES Academy, all of them experienced specialists with a lot of professional experience, case studies and group exercises are mastered interactively in order to train the concrete implementation of cybersecurity in the development project (such as the systematic processing of a TARA).

The ACP Level 2 training is aligned with the contents of ISO/SAE 21434 and beyond. Receipt of a personalized certificate of attendance is included. Participation in all six sessions of the ACP Level 2 Training qualifies for the associated official examination with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification.

Learning objectives

  • Identify and evaluate business-relevant economic impacts of cybersecurity
  • Consider integrating ISO/SAE 21434 into the respective working fields and link it to other standards
  • Examine what needs to be undertaken to establish a future-proof cybersecurity culture
  • Acknowledge the interrelation between cybersecurity goals, concepts, and requirements, and understand TARA activities
  • Classify and benchmark security controls on different levels
  • Estimate the complexity of cybersecurity within a V&V strategy and execution

Course content

I. Cybersecurity Awareness

  • Automotive hacks and their impact
  • Enablers and inhibitors of cybersecurity
  • Complexity of cybersecurity beyond the key-trends

II. Regulations, Standards and Initiatives

  • UN Regulation No. 155 implications on application
  • ISO/SAE 21434 hands on for engineers
  • Cross-regulatory topics

III. Automotive Cybersecurity Ecosystem

  • The vehicle ecosystem
  • The modern vehicle attack vectors
  • Cybersecurity and vulnerabilities across the product lifecycle

IV. Cybersecurity Management

  • Impact of ISO/SAE 21434 at organizational and project level

  • Engineering implications based on cybersecurity management requirements

V. Cybersecurity Development

  • Item definition

  • Dealing with stakeholder requirements

  •  Holistic integration of cybersecurity in the Concept Phase and the Development Phase

  • Best practices secure design

  • Best practice method rating

VI. Cybersecurity Risk Assessment (TARA)

  • Introduction to threat analysis
  • Step-by-step implementation
  • Pro’s & Con’s of existing methods

VII. Cybersecurity Implementation

  • Implementation on Hardware level / Software level

  • AUTOSAR and further Software solutions

  • Opportunities of Reuse

VIII. Cybersecurity Controls - Functions of Control Types

  • Derivation of control types and functions
  • Automotive and in-vehicle controls
  • Control method matching regarding established security needs

IX. Cybersecurity Validation & Verification

  • Evaluating and rating of cybersecurity test methods
  • Tools for applying security test methods
  • Automotive penetration testing

Course goals and benefits

  • Establish cybersecurity as a long-term field of action with relevant stakeholders in the organization.
  • Manage different cybersecurity interests of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to negotiate cybersecurity requirements with customers and suppliers in a target-oriented manner and thus gaining their trust.
  • Prepared to implement appropriate cybersecurity measures in order to increase quality and efficiency.
  • Enforce cybersecurity-compliant behaviour in the organization, in the project and in daily doing.
  • Act as a cybersecurity awareness multiplier across the organization and act as a “cybersecurity influencer” within the organization.
  • Catalyze the establishment of cybersecurity and cybersecurity-compliant behaviours enterprise-wide.

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NEW: Immediate access to training as a video course

ACP Level 1 “Foundation” | 📺 On-Demand (Video learning courses)

45 video courses
Total length: 8 hours
Videos available via the online learning platform

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January 2024

ACP Level 1 “Foundation”

Session I Session II
Jan. 23, 2024 Jan. 25, 2024

Both sessions 2 pm – 5 pm (CET / UTC +1)

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February 2024

ACP Level 1 “Foundation”

Session I Session II
Feb. 20, 2024 Feb. 22, 2024

Both sessions 2 pm – 5 pm (CET / UTC +1)

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ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering”

Session I Session II
Feb. 27, 2024 Feb. 29, 2024
Session III Session IV
Mar. 5, 2024 Mar. 7, 2024
Session V Session VI
Mar. 12, 2024 Mar. 14, 2024

All sessions 2 pm – 5 pm (CET / UTC +1)

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March 2024

ACP Level 1 “Foundation”

Session I Session II
Mar. 19, 2024 Mar. 21, 2024

Both sessions 2 pm – 5 pm (CET / UTC +1)

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April 2024

ACP Level 1 “Foundation”

Session I Session II
Apr. 15, 2024 Apr. 17, 2024

Both sessions 2 pm – 5 pm (CEST / UTC +2)

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Learn how to develop and maintain a strategic cybersecurity culture according to legal regulations in your organization.


Learn how and where to implement cybersecurity measures into projects from initial project kick-off to its final completion.


Learn about implementation methods and technical integration of cybersecurity features into your systems and products.

What our participants say about our Automotive Cybersecurity Training

The ACP Foundation Training by CYRES is the ideal way to get a quick introduction to the topic of cybersecurity at the vehicle level. Highly varied didactic materials set the ground for an informative and entertaining training.
Frank LangnerFunctional Safety and Cyber Security Manager at Aston Martin 🇬🇧
Great training, especially in terms of content and the presentation. Most importantly, the training is interactive! I am already looking forward to the next CYRES Academy training session!
Sunil Kumar KaushikRequirements Engineer at Nexteer Automotive 🇺🇸
Prepared very well, and the trainers provided a number of relevant examples based on their professional experience. The trainers also took the time for interactive discussions without losing focus. If Automotive security is within your scope, I strongly recommend this training.
Saber FerjaniApplication Security Engineer at TomTom 🇳🇱
The ACP Level 1 Training by CYRES Consulting was very informative and well structured, covering the essentials of the ISO/SAE 21434 standard. The course was engaging and interactive including questionnaires between the chapters. The overall experience was amazing.
Anna StylianouSecure Car Specialist at SBD Automotive 🇺🇸
The training gave an extensive overview about Automotive Cybersecurity taking into account the entire Product Lifecycle. Finally, it is a solid basis to continue with the learning path up to the Automotive Cybersecurity Professional Expert Level.
Sven SchranProduct Security Officer at Robert Bosch 🇩🇪
The ISO/SAE 21434 Automotive Cybersecurity training by CYRES Consulting was extremely interesting and useful for Automotive Space. The training material is impressive, informative and closed the loop very nicely. Thank you very much!
Anand BeedinalGlobal Electronics – E/E Project Manager at Joyson Safety Systems 🇺🇸
I was very happy to participate with my colleague at a very intensive training on cybersecurity, very informative and useful.
Stefano CostaDirector of Engineering at Bluewind 🇮🇹
Making Automotive Professionals cybersecurity-ready!
Nagendra RadhakrishnaProgram Manager at Robert Bosch 🇩🇪

Participants Frequently Asked Questions

What is the course duration?

The ACP Level 1 “Foundation” Training consists of two live training sessions of 3 hours each, which have to be completed one after the other. The ACP Level 2 “Advancaed Engineering” training course consists of six live training sessions, which have to be completed one after the other.

In what language are trainings available?

All live sessions are conducted in English, all training materials are in English language.

Why is the camera to be activated during the training?
The ACP training of CYRES Consulting as a training program is subject to the examination and certification regulations of the ACP Framework. In order to meet the requirements for the establishment and evidence of competence management (as required by ISO/SAE 21434 and UN Regulation No. 155), mandatory safety precautions are necessary during the training. For example, during the delivery of the ACP Level 1 and Level 2 online training, as a pre-qualification for following certification measures, the activated and functioning camera is mandatory during the training.
Is the certificate of attendance included in the price?
Yes. At the end of the two sessions of ACP Level 1 (or the six sessions of ACP Level 2), you will automatically receive the Certificate of Attendance personalized with the information entered when booking the sessions on the CYRES Academy Platform.
Would you like to purchase a training for a participant other than yourself?

If you place an order as a purchasing or HR development department, please note that the email address used when placing the order will also gain access to the content by default. However, you can edit the account created with your order and change the email address to assign it to someone else after placing the order.

Do you offer personalized trainings for organizations?

Next to the booking of our public training courses we do provide organization specific courses tailored to company-specific needs. We will be happy to coordinate organizational details (e.g. processing a purchase order, billing) as well as the execution of the training with you individually. Please contact our CYRES Academy staff directly.

Where can I access the course?

After successfully booking your training through CYRES Academy, you will also find all related training documents and login data as well as the issuance of your personal Certificate of Attendance on the  CYRES Academy Online Learn Platform

Will I get a certification at the end of the course?

At the end of the two sessions of ACP Level 1 (or the six sessions of ACP Level 2), you will automatically receive the Certificate of Attendance, which is included in the price.

After successfully completing ACP Level 1 “Foundation” training and ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering” training, you are eligible to take the official corresponding examinations to get a certification by TÜV Rheinland as an Automotive Cybersecurity Professional.

Is completing ACP L1 “Foundation” a prerequisite for enrolling for ACP L2 “Advanced Engineering”?

Participating in ACP Level 1 “Foundations” training is not a prerequisite to attend ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering” training. Therefore, you can get started right away with Level 2 “Advanced Engineering”.

How is it possible to purchase training, examinations et al for multiple people at once?

While the CYRES Academy learning platform is a self-service platform where participants usually book seats in trainings or examinations themselves, it is also possible to book the trainings, certifications, and more for several people at once. By purchasing voucher codes, individual participants can redeem while ordering. Please contact us to request your voucher codes at

Your benefits of a CYRES Academy Automotive Cybersecurity Training

Deepen your cybersecurity knowledge

Understand the relevance of cybersecurity measures and learn how to deal with current standards and regulations.

Improve your cybersecurity culture

Be able to reflect the impact of cybersecurity in your daily work, and to detect and counteract potential cybersecurity risks.

Prove your cybersecurity competence

Start gathering documents to have reliable evidence of cybersecurity awareness and know-how in your organization.


Our automotive cybersecurity trainings as a in person event: Once again we offer our ACP Level 1 and Level 2 trainings on-site upon request. Both at your premises and at our premises, at the CYRES Academy in Munich. Get to know our new event space on the 27th floor of the Highlight Towers. We will be happy to provide you with further information. Please contact us.

Find a solution that works for your organization

Automotive cybersecurity training for the entire team

For individual participants, our training offer (see dates above) can be booked easily in self-service via the CYRES Academy learning platform. Are you planning to train a larger group? Then please contact us.

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Get a custom automotive cybersecurity course

With our trainers’ expertise and academic resources, we can adapt the Automotive Cybersecurity Trainings specifically to your company’s situational needs. Contact us for more information.

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Become a member of the ACP Framework

Would you like your organization to commit to establishing a standardized competence management and certification framework in automotive cybersecurity? Let’s work together.

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Essential Guide

The Essential Guide to ISO/SAE 21434

How to manage the challenges of the new automotive cybersecurity standards and regulations

Essential Guide

The Essential Guide to ISO/SAE 21434

How to manage the challenges of the new automotive cybersecurity standards and regulations