CACE / CACS Specialties

Automotive Cybersecurity


This program is designed for engineers and managers which work in Automotive OEM’s TIER1’s, TIER2’s domains and wish to demonstrate competency in the exciting and emerging domain of Road-Vehicle-Cybersecurity. The exam is based on the ISO/SAE 21434 standard covering the:

  • Organizational Cybersecurity Management 
  • Project Dependent Cybersecurity Management
  • The concept phase related to ISO/SAE 21434 items on vehicle level
  • The development phase related to ISO/SAE 21434 components
  • Threat-Analysis and Risk-Assessment methodology
  • Continual activities such as vulnerability monitoring, incident management, update management and decommissioning

The CFSE Advisory Board highly recommends that you set aside at least 40-50 self-study hours for preparation of the exam. It is recommended to have understanding of ISO/SAE 21434 functional safety, cybersecurity vulnerabilities, cybersecurity related testing and cybersecurity management aspects

Recommended Standards:

  • ISO/SAE 21434
  • UNECE Nr. 155

Additional sources:

  • SAE J3061 (superseded by ISO/SAE 21434 but a useful source of information)
  • IEC 62443-4-1
  • ISO 26262

Recommended Courses:

DE0602: Road Vehicle Cybersecurity in the context of ISO/SAE 21434

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