Automotive Cybersecurity Certification: Level Two C2107

This professional training provides those involved in the automotive industry with advanced knowledge in order to be able to implement the new cybersecurity requirements according to the ISO/SAE 21434 security standard.

This training addresses 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.

This course has been developed in cooperation with TÜV SÜD. The certification concept behind the training comprises a multi-stage qualification and is characterized by a high level of practical bearing.

The focus of this training is on the cybersecurity lifecycle for automotive products. In addition to a brief refresher on the content of the standard, important aspects of ISO/SAE 21434 that play an important role along the automotive lifecycle are discussed in detail. Starting with the topic “Culture & Competence”, through cybersecurity planning to audits & assessments and post-development activities. The learning concept provides a holistic methodology geared towards the automotive ecosystem.

The training Automotive Cybersecurity Level Two (Professional Training) was developed in cooperation with the standard developer SAE International and recognized experts from the automotive industry. The certification concept on which the training is based includes a multi-stage qualification and is characterized by a high level of practical relevance.

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

Learning Objectives

  • This training provides knowledge regarding the implementation of automotive cybersecurity requirements according to ISO/SAE 21434.
  • The focus of the training is on the cybersecurity lifecycle for the automotive industry.

Who Should Attend

  • Cybersecurity Managers and Practitioners
  • Engineering Personnel
  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Testers
  • Process owners/designers
  • Production and project managers
  • Audit and audit officers


Successful completion of Automotive Cybersecurity Level One and passing of the Level One exam.

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

Course Outline

This training provides knowledge regarding the implementation of automotive cybersecurity requirements according to ISO/SAE 21434. The focus of the training is on the cybersecurity lifecycle for the automotive industry:

  • Standards and Regulations
  • Culture & Competence
  • Planning
  • Automotive Ecosystem
  • Audits & Assessments
  • Distributed Development
  • Policy, Rules and Process
  • Tool Management
  • Cybersecurity Case
  • Post Development Activities
  • Item Definition, Goals & Claims
  • Concept & Controls
  • Product Development
  • Validation & Verification Strategy
  • Test Methods


Bill MazzaraBill Mazzara serves on the SAE/ISO Joint Working Group for Road Vehicles Cybersecurity Engineering which has published ISO/SAE 21434DIS. 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.

VijayVijay 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.

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