Cybersecurity Testing Methods: An Introduction

Get an overview of the most relevant cybersecurity testing methods for automotive cybersecurity

In this video course, you will first understand what cybersecurity testing is in the automotive cybersecurity context and its role in the V model. Additionally, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the four most relevant cybersecurity testing methods. We will also provide you with cybersecurity testing tools widely used in the practice of automotive cybersecurity.

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Know the most relevant cybersecurity testing methods used in automotive cybersecurity

During the product development stage in automotive cybersecurity, cybersecurity testing plays a major role in defining whether requirements are fulfilled, including cybersecurity requirements. Therefore, knowing testing methods specific to cybersecurity is essential to expedite the process and to validate that cybersecurity requirements are indeed met. In fact, they are considered the backbone of cybersecurity testing. In the “Cybersecurity testing methods” video course, we give you an overview of the most relevant cybersecurity testing methods to automotive cybersecurity.

Before getting deep into the topic of cybersecurity methods, we will first define what cybersecurity testing is, its importance, and its place in the V-model. Hereby, you will be reminded what cybersecurity testing encompasses other relevant concepts such as requirements, test planning, other than testing itself. We will also go over the workflow in cybersecurity testing.

Next, we will present the four cybersecurity testing methods covered in this video course before deep diving into each of them. First, we will begin with the Functional cybersecurity testing by defining its purpose, what it involves, the levels at which it is performed, and a practical example for system level.

Then, we will introduce automotive vulnerability scanning, its usage, and application range. Moreover, we will provide advantages and limitations for this cybersecurity testing method.

Likewise, you will also learn about automotive fuzz testing and understand why fuzzing is useful and how fuzzing tools work.

The last of the cybersecurity testing methods pertaining this video, is the automotive penetration testing. Here, you will see get a visualization of how this method covers the whole right side of the V model and get an overview of the workflow steps involved in pen testing.

Finally, we will provide examples of cybersecurity testing tools that have been widely used in the automotive industry.

Who the Cybersecurity testing methods video course is made for

For project managers

As project manager, it is your responsibility to include cybersecurity also in testing activities. Doing so, ensures the system is reliable and directly reduces costs in case of potential breaches. Therefore, knowing cybersecurity testing methods presented in this video course is beneficial to detect vulnerabilities and mitigate them on time.

For software engineers

The goal of cybersecurity validation and verification is to ensure the product is indeed fulfilling, in this case, cybersecurity requirements. Therefore, knowing which methods and tools are available for testing is necessary to verify the level of cybersecurity effectiveness and ultimately prevent attacks of vehicle systems.

Cybersecurity testing methods – Video course content

I. Cybersecurity testing methods – video course introduction

Get an introduction to the cybersecurity testing methods video course in this section, including relevance of cybersecurity testing methods and the learning objectives.

II. What is cybersecurity testing?

We will provide a detailed explanation on what cybersecurity testing is and how requirements, test planning, and testing are encompassed in this concept in a visual overview.

III. Cybersecurity testing in the V-model

Get a view on the V model based workflow for product development activities to classify cybersecurity testing and recognize where cybersecurity testing takes place. We will also highlight the importance of cybersecurity testing methods for V&V.

 IV. Cybersecurity testing methods

Testing methods are introduced in a visual overview, including functional cybersecurity testing, automotive vulnerability scanning, automotive fuzz testing, and automotive penetration testing.

V. Functional cybersecurity testing

Understand what the functional cybersecurity testing is, what it involves and at which levels it is performed along with which tests are needed at each level. An example of test for system level is provided.

VI. Automotive vulnerability scanning

Learn what the automotive vulnerability scanning is used for and its application range, as well as how it works and leads to a vulnerability report. You will also get a side to side overview of advantages and limitations.

VII. Automotive fuzz testing

Comprehend what the automotive fuzz testing consists of, how it is done, at which levels it is done, and pros and cons. We will also explain how the available tools work and why fuzzing is useful in an illustration.

VIII. Automotive penetration testing

Know how automotive penetration testing is performed, at which levels, and how it is covered on the right side of the V model. You will also get an overview of the workflow steps in pen testing and what each consists of, as well as advantages and limitations.

IX. Examples of frequently used cybersecurity testing tools

Here, you will learn about cybersecurity testing tools that are widely used in the automotive cybersecurity practice.

X. Sum up on cybersecurity testing methods

To conclude this video course, we will go over the various main lessons learned in this video course.

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