6th International VDI Conference - Cyber Security for Vehicles

  • Expert presentations & interactive sessions on technical challenges, current developments & the newest solutions for automotive security
  • Meet technical experts & key decision-makers from leading OEMs & suppliers
  • Extensive networking opportunities during roundtable discussions & networking breaks.
6th VDI Conference - Cyber Security for Vehicles

On 27-28 May 2020, the 6th International VDI Conference - Cyber Security for Vehicles will return to as an exclusive Online-Event! Join technical experts and key decision-makers from leading OEMs & suppliers to discuss technical challenges, stay up-to date on current developments & explore the newest solutions for automotive security.

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Post-Quantum Cryptography: A Moving Target
Author: Mathias Dehm, Steffen Reith, and Marc Stöttinger

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“Hey Siri, find the quickest way home!”

Vehicles are increasingly becoming connected mobile computers. This means that automotive manufacturers are as much software companies as they are producers of hardware. That’s why cyber security should be a major concern for the automotive industry. However, in a recent survey, 84% of respondents said that industry practices are not keeping pace with the ever-evolving security landscape. The 6th VDI Conference - Cyber Security for Vehicles will allow you to stay ahead of the curve. Make use of interactive roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, and in-depth presentations to broaden your knowledge and connect with the right people from the whole automotive security ecosystem.

Topics, Speakers and Agenda

Participants will profit from innovative ideas, latest case studies, interactive discussions and reports from current pilot projects.

Focus Areas 2020

  • Standards & Regulations
  • Security for Automated Vehicles
  • Intrusion & Anomaly Detection
  • V2X Security
  • Secure E/E Architectures
  • Security Testing & Validation

Selection of Confirmed Speakers 2020

  • André Weimerskirch, VP Cybersecurity & Functional Safety, Lear Corporation
  • Adrian Baruta, Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor Europe
  • Asaf Atzmon, Vice President & General Manager, Automotive Cybersecurity, Harman
  • Darren Handley, Chair of UN Task Force on Cyber Security & OTA Issues & Cyber Security Lead, Department for Transport UK
  • Robert Kaster, Chief Technical Expert, Robert Bosch LLC.
  • Matan Atad, Director, Security Architecture, Argus Cyber Security Ltd.
  • Suchit Mishra, CISO, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH

If you have any questions about the program or are interested in becoming a speaker at one of our conferences, please contact Johannes Lejeune.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Welcome & Chair’s Opening Address
Dr. Mathias Dehm, Head of Security & Privacy Research and Governance, Continental AG, Germany

I. Regulations & Standards


Regulatory Approach to Cyber Security & Managing Software Updates at the UNECE

  • Overview of the work undertaken at the UNECE in this field
  • Proposed regulations & the approach adopted
  • How an assessment might be made & supporting documents provided

Dr. Darren Handley, Chair of UN Task Force on Cyber Security & OTA Issues & Cyber Security Lead, Department for Transport, UK


ISO 21434 Road Vehicles – Cyber Security: Impact & Application

  • Relation between UNECE WP 29 & ISO 21434
  • Impact on the automotive industry & strategy to implement the requirements
  • Audit & assessments

Dr. Markus Tschersich, Manager Security & Privacy Standardization & Regulatory Affairs, co-author: Dr. Mathias Dehm, Head of Security & Privacy Research and
Governance, both: Continental AG, Germany


AUTOSAR: Two Platforms enabling the Development of Secure Systems

  • AUTOSAR release 19-11 & retrospective on cyber security features
  • Adaptive & classic platforms: Compatibility on features & network level
  • Securing service oriented communication

Adrian Baruta, Senior Engineer, Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium


Coffee Break

II. Secure E/E Architectures


Cyber Security for Automotive Ethernet Networks

  •  Expanding coverage of attacks targeting Automotive Ethernet networks: Invehicle IDS & Automotive SOC working together
  • Case studies using real attack scenarios on Automotive Ethernet networks
  • Analysis & mitigation of Automotive Ethernet attacks in an Automotive SOC

Matan Atad, Director, Security Architecture, Argus Cyber Security Ltd., Germany


Building a Vehicle Security Architecture

  • Security assets & goals
  • Attacker & threat model
  • Technologies to secure

Alexander Tschache, Security Engineer, co-author: Dr.-Ing. Andre Kohn, Security Engineer, both: Volkswagen AG, Germany


Lunch Break

III. Security Testing


Security Testing: From TARA to Test Coverage & Regression Strategies

  • Standards & methods for security testing, ISO 21434 in practice
  • Security verification & validation along the life-cycle
  • Test-oriented requirements engineering for security
  • Grey-box penetration testing for efficient testing

Prof. Dr. Christof Ebert, Managing Director, Vector Consulting Services, Germany


Automotive Pentesting: Implementation & Scaling Challenges

  • Pentesting in the automotive industry: Challenges in theory and practice
  • From product to project: Scoping
  • Opportunities of pentest automation & use of secunet redbox

Felix Friedrich, Head of Sector Pentest & Hardware Security, Secunet Security Networks, Germany


Coffee Break

IV. Strategy & Industry Collaboration


Auto-ISAC in Europe: Addressing European Needs for Automotive Security Information sharing

  • What is the mission of the Auto-ISAC & who leads the organization?
  • Why does an integrated global Auto-ISAC make sense?
  • How can the Auto-ISAC work in Germany & Europe?

Robert Kaster, Chief Technical Expert, Robert Bosch LLC., USA


DevOps and Security in Automotive

  • Automotive DevOps: why is it challenging and what are its core principles
  • SecDevOps: how are we making Security DevOps an integral part of the design & development process
  • Vulnerabilities and the importance of data contextualization

Asaf Atzmon, Vice-President & General Manager, Automotive Cybersecurity BU, Harman, Israel


Chair‘s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One

Thursday, May 28, 2020

V. Intrusion & Anomaly Detection


Security Areas and Modular IDPS – Architecture Design Elements protecting Automotive Ethernet Networks

  • Two architecture design elements: Security Areas and IDPS; definiton of security areas to restrict attack surface
  • Modular IDPS consisting of vehicular sensors, actuators & controllers & cloud-based SOC platform
  • Anomaly detection on different levels considering latency, automation level & impact

Dr. Georg Gaderer, Senior Manager Automotive Networks, co-author: Dr. Michael Ziehensack, VP Automotive Networks, both: Elektrobit Austria GmbH, Austria


Automotive-IDS, SIEM & SOC for Connected Vehicles

  • ECU-installed automotive Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for monitoring in-vehicle network traffics & host
  • Cloud-based Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) system with visualization of the related logs
  • Automotive Security Operation Center (SOC) for efficient incident response

Yoshihiro Ujiie, Staff Engineer, Business Innovation Division, Panasonic Corporation, Japan, co-author: Ryo Hirano, Senior Security Professional, both: Panasonic R&D Center Germany GmbH, Germany


CANet: An Unsupervised Intrusion Detection System for High Dimensional CAN Bus Data

  • Machine learning based intrusion detection system for the controller area network
  • Synthetic benchmark data set for CAN intrusion detection systems
  • Comparision between learning based methods

Dr. Markus Hanselmann, Machine Learning Expert, co-authors: Dr. Holger Ulmer, Chief Expert Machine Learning, Dr. Thilo Strauss, Machine Learning Engineer, all: ETAS GmbH, Germany


Coffee Break


Interactive World Café Sessions:

  • How to Successfully Establish & Prove Conformity of Cyber Security Management Systems - Dr. Moritz Minzlaff, Senior Manager, ESCRYPT GmbH, Germany
  • Integrated Safety & Security Development in the Automotive Domain – Dr. Thomas Liedtke, Principal, KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH, Germany
  • AI & Security – Philipp Veronesi, Managing Director, CYRES Consulting Services GmbH, Germany
  • Mastering ISO 21434: Applying Hardware Security Solutions from Rail to Road – Philipp Walczyk, Venture Director, Siemens Technology Accelerator GmbH, Germany



Lunch Break

VI. Future Trends


Cyber Security Considerations for EV and Autonomous Vehicles

  • Latest cyber security developments with regard to electric and automated vehicles
  • Adoption of cyber security features within these vehicles
  • Drivers and effects of up and coming type approvals within WP.29 and the introduction of ISO/SAE 21434

Dr. Paul Sanderson, Cyber Security Senior Technical Specialist, SBD Automotive Ltd., UK


Conquering Safety & Security in Autonomous Vehicles

  • Safety & security needs & requirements of autonomous cars
  • Considering safety & security already in concept phase
  • Multilayer measures & validation techniques

Dr. Daniel Große, DFKI CPS Bremen, Germany


Coffee Break


Autonomous Security for Self Driving Vehicles

  • Baking security into the development lifecyle is easier said than done
  • Most agile development teams struggle to shift left
  • Self defending systems are the way to go to scale security development

Suchit Mishra, CISO, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH, Germany


V2X Communication Security & Cyber Security

  • V2X security protocols, PKI & key management
  • Differences between the USA & China
  • Cyber security & hardware security requirements of the V2X unit
  • Crypto-agility in V2X

Dr. André Weimerskirch, VP Cybersecurity & Functional Safety, Lear Corporation, USA


Chair‘s Closing Remarks


End of Conference

Who should attend the Cyber Security for Vehicles Conference?

This technical conference is tailored to security experts and managers from OEMs, Tier 1&2s, software and IT companies, including:

  • Cyber- & IT-Security Specialists
  • Security Architects & Engineers
  • Software Developers & Engineers
  • CTOs and CIOs

Benefit from great networking opportunities - from home

Connect with international experts and business partners in a relaxed atmosphere from the safety of your home. Talk with the right people to broaden your views, explore new partnerships and stay ahead of the curve. Do not miss out on this international automotive event!

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You are interested in making the most of the current developments in the automotive security scene? You want to network with other professionals in the field and gain an overview of the challenges and opportunities ahead? Then book your ticket for the 6th International VDI Conference – Cyber Security for Vehicles now!

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