Automotive Cybersecurity Certification: Level One C2105

Topics: Advanced Technologies

The ever-increasing networking and automation of vehicles make cybersecurity a core requirement for future vehicles and their components. Automobile manufacturers and suppliers are confronted with new requirements that address the cybersecurity of vehicle IT/OT. This certification, created in partnership between SAE International and TÜV SÜD, provides the necessary basic knowledge for people who work in the field of automotive cybersecurity, management, engineering, and auditing. Course participants will gain an understanding of the current challenges in the automotive industry and the relevance and importance of cybersecurity. Developed and led by industry experts, the program teaches the context and the requirements of the laws, regulations, and standards with a focus on the regulations of UNECE WP.29 and ISO/SAE 21434.

Level one personnel certification in automotive cybersecurity issued by TÜV SÜD and SAE International will be awarded to participants with a passing score on the end-of-course exam.

This course culminates in a proctored exam in which you will need your camera on. 

Note: The Automotive Cybersecurity Certification: Level Two course is now available.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction and transformation of mobility challenges in the automotive sector
  • Basics of automotive cybersecurity
  • Regulatory environment
  • Automotive cybersecurity engineering according to ISO/SAE 21434 & UN ECE Regulations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the quality and risk management of vehicles
  • Dangers and measures needed to protect vehicles from cyber threats
  • Relationships between threat and risk analysis, security concept, and security specification
  • Verification and validation concept over the entire life cycle of the product

Who Should Attend

This foundation training provides participants in the automotive industry with the necessary basic knowledge to be able to consider the new cybersecurity requirements according to the ISO/SAE 21434 security standard. This training is appropriate for people who work in the automotive cybersecurity, management, engineering, or audit environment. It is also suitable for project, process and sales managers, as well as those interested in the topic.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

William Mazzara, Anuja Sonalker, Vijay Srinivas, or Thomas Zaubermann

Bill MazzaraBill Mazzara serves on the SAE/ISO Joint Working Group for Road Vehicles Cybersecurity Engineering which has published ISO/SAE 21434. He is also the chair of SAE Vehicle Electrical System Hardware Security Subcommittee which has published SAE J3101. Having begun his career as a test engineer during the infancy of the connected car,  Mr. Mazzara has witnessed and been a driving force in the evolution of the field, granted 29 related patents in the process. As it became apparent that the lack of cybersecurity was an unfortunate oversight of the connected car, Bill became part of the solution.  Mr. Mazzara served on the response team charged with addressing what is widely considered one of the automotive industry’s first cybersecurity incidents against a passenger vehicle, the incident chronicled in 2010 study by researchers from the Universities of California San Diego and Washington.

A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Mr. Mazzara holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in addition to masters’ degrees in wireless communications and business administration.

Anuja SonalkeriAnuja Sonalker is the founder and CEO of autonomous vehicle software company, STEER Tech and was recently named one of 2020’s Top 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry by Automotive News. Dr. Sonalker draws two decades of experience from both the automotive industry and the US cybersecurity defense sector building high assurance secure networks, devices and distributed systems. Prior to STEER she held executive leadership positions at TowerSec (acq. by Harman) and at Battelle where she led their automotive cybersecurity practices and go to market. She was instrumental in transitioning the Battelle CyberAuto Challenge to SAE in 2016 and in building the world's first automotive intrusion detection systems in 2013. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the SAE Vehicle Cybersecurity Systems Engineering Committee and Co-Chair of ISO 21434: Automotive Cybersecurity Framework. Dr Sonalker holds several patents in building cyber security engineering products and automated vehicle engineering products.

Dr. Sonalker also serves on the Board of Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE), Board of Visitors for the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, Board of the BWI Business Partnership and the Board of Directors of the Economic Development Authority of Howard County, Maryland.

Vijay Vijay Srinivas serves as the Director, cUAS Product Strategic Business Management at Black River System Company. Vijay’s responsibilities include product positioning and in enabling strategic growth for Black River Systems. He has spent over 25 years in the private sector industry, in a variety of roles that spanned business process reengineering, systems engineering, program management and business development. Prior to Black River Systems, Vijay was at Assured Information Security, a cybersecurity research company for ~5 years. Vijay has extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industry in a variety of systems engineering and management roles. Early in his career, he worked at Delphi Automotive supporting Product Development Process implementation and in incorporating best practices in the engineering design and development stages. An ardent Orange alum, Vijay holds MS (Engineering) and MBA degrees from SU and is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the Central New York Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE) program from Syracuse University.

Tom ZaubermannTom Zaubermann is a the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Luchs Security. With a rich tapestry of experience, Mr. Zaubermann is driving innovation and setting benchmarks for excellence in the dynamic realm of cybersecurity.

Before founding Luchs security, he demonstrated his expertise by spearheading the InCar Security Testing Lab and serving as the Head of Security Testing at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg. During this phase of his career, Mr. Zaubermann took the reins of embedded penetration testing endeavors across a diverse spectrum of Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and platforms. His contributions encompassed the development of comprehensive security testing protocols, significantly fortifying the organization's cybersecurity infrastructure.

Mr. Zaubermann's remarkable journey into the cybersecurity landscape commenced at the age of 16 when he embarked on his path as a passionate penetration tester. Following his dedicated military service, he swiftly ascended to the prestigious role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at an Israeli-based stock market company, showcasing his innate aptitude for leadership and strategic acumen.

In his pursuit of broadening horizons, he channeled his expertise as an IT-Security consultant across diverse global landscapes, spanning continents from Europe and Africa to Vietnam and Singapore. His consulting ventures predominantly focused on empowering the financial and oil industries. These endeavors entailed meticulous planning, infrastructure development, and comprehensive personnel training for Security Operations Centers (SOCs), showcasing his deep commitment to enhancing security ecosystems worldwide.

Duration: 2 Days
CEUs: 1.3

Format: Virtual

Event ID: S-00477

Location: Live Online

Session Info:

  • Session 1 - July 8 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 2 - July 9 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
    2 Sessions

  • Fees: $1,611.00

    If paying by any other method or if you have general questions, please contact SAE Customer Service.

    List Fee $1,495.00 (includes exam fee of $175) 
    Standard Cost $116.00 (includes 50% discount) 
    Total $1,611.00

    If you already have access to the standard, please contact for access to just the course. 

    A 10% discount is available if you register for this seminar as well as Automotive Cybersecurity Certification: Level Two. Please contact Customer Service to Redeem.