Jun 14

Start of the CYRES Academy Online Learn Platform: Virtual Live Training, On-Demand Videos and more

Start of the CYRES Academy Online Learn Platform

The upcoming standards and regulations around automotive cybersecurity (first of all ISO/SAE 21434 as well as UN Regulation No. 155) challenge the entire automotive value chain to holistically understand and fully provide cybersecurity along the complete product lifecycle. And this is already happening today, with relevant regulations already in effect.

In particular, of course, the OEMs are faced with the situation of having to ensure that cybersecurity is properly addressed along the entire value chain. The consequence? Along the entire supply chain, from Tier-1 and beyond, cybersecurity is becoming an important priority on almost all dimensions within a very short period of time. The organization, ongoing and new development projects, engineering processes – at all layers, it is essential to grasp the new requirements around cybersecurity as quickly as possible and implement them effectively.

Learning as a key success factor for automotive cybersecurity

The upcoming ISO/SAE 21434 Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity Engineering is the starting point for many stakeholders. With the release of our ISO/SAE 21434 Pocket Guide (earlier this year), we have received hundreds of inquiries from around the world. From service providers, from OEMs, from Tier N suppliers – and from all organizational areas, functions and roles within the company.

What has become clear is that ISO/SAE 21434 is going to be the new major point of reference for cybersecurity along the entire value chain.

Over a hundred different roles in the organization are dealing with taking the necessary steps along the path of compliance to ISO/SAE 21434.

Although the organizations, the structures as well as the actual products are quite diverse, the first step is always the same: Gain an understanding of the new standard. Understand what needs to be done in-house.

The Essential Guide to ISO/SAE 21434

Evidence requirement for automotive cybersecurity competence

At the same time, automotive cybersecurity education is not on the nice-to-have list, but is becoming mandatory. For example, ISO/SAE 21434 and UN Regulation No. 155 explicitly require the provision of evidence of the continuous establishment of a cybersecurity culture on the one hand, and the provision of sufficient automotive cybersecurity competencies on the other.

With the Automotive Cybersecurity Professional Framework, ACP Framework for short, a competence management framework is being developed – in close cooperation with industry specialists – which is intended to provide practical guidance in this matter.

Certificate of Attendance for all CYRES Academy Training courses

Already about 200 automotive specialists have completed the Automotive Cybersecurity Professional Training courses of the CYRES Academy in 2021. The successful participation in the trainings (ACP Level 1 “Foundation”, for example, consisting of 2x session á 3h) is certified with a personalized Certificate of Attendance.

The new CYRES Academy online learning platform simplifies the process of certificate awarding for the administration as well as for the user.

After participating in the live online sessions you will find the certificate with your name on it as a PDF for download in your member area. You are always welcome to share this via social media.

New: After passing the exam to the official Certificate with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification

With TÜV-Rheinland as official certification partner of the ACP Framework, we are currently further evolving the structures in the Automotive Cybersecurity Competence Management of the ACP Framework.

You will now also find the official exam dates in the Online Learn Platform, where you can register for the respective ACP level exam on your own (assuming you have completed the respective training, this is a prerequisite). Via the online course in the Online Learn Platform you will receive all related links and information to take part in the live exams.

After passing the exam, you will receive the official ACP certificate with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification.

For more information, please see the FAQs on the CYRES Academy Online Learn Platform under the respective products of the exams.

At a glance:

The next ACP Level 1 “Foundation” exams with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification: September 16, 2021, October 21, 2021 and November 26, 2021.

The next ACP Level 2 “Advanced Engineering” exam with TÜV Rheinland Certified Qualification: December 16, 2021.

Learning cybersecurity: building knowledge quickly and effectively

Official certifications on the path to becoming an Automotive Cybersecurity Professional will be critical to providing the evidence needed to conduct competence development.

On the other hand, the focus is now on practical and high-impact learning programs. The combination of the current remote-first situation with the required speed, which is currently appropriate in automotive cybersecurity knowledge building, on-demand training offers gain a new level of attractiveness.

Launch of the CYRES Academy Online Learn Platform

With the CYRES Academy Online Learning Platform, which is still in beta phase, we are establishing the world’s first online learning platform for reliable practical knowledge in the field of automotive cybersecurity.

At the start you will find in this platform:

  • The online video learning courses as part of the Automotive Cybersecurity Professional training.
  • The virtual live training offer of the different levels (ACP Level 1, ACP Level 2, et al.)
  • as well as additional information material around Automotive Cybersecurity for decision makers

Register for free + watch the first learning videos temporarily free of charge

In the background, we are already working at full speed to put further training offers, learning paths and currently planned about 500(!) learning videos online step by step. So it’s worth taking a look every now and then, and we’ll keep you up to date on the further development and filling of the platform on our social media channels.

However, we would be happy to receive your feedback right now, so feel free to send us an email. You are invited to register your free account right now: Go to CYRES Academy Online Learn Platform

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