Introduction to Car Hacking with CANbus

Vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities could impact a vehicle's safe operation. Therefore, engineers should ensure that systems are designed free of unreasonable risks to motor vehicle safety, including those that may result due to existence of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The automotive industry is making vehicle cybersecurity an organizational priority. Prioritizing vehicle cybersecurity also means learning about vehicle hacking techniques in order to ensure that systems will be reasonably safe under expected real-world conditions, including those that may arise due to potential vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities from hacking the CAN communications or OBD-II interface. The automotive cybersecurity environment is dynamic and is expected to change continually and, at times, rapidly. Developing a basic understanding of car hacking can provide a good foundation for developing approaches to vehicle cybersecurity.

Attendees will be introduced to modern automotive in-vehicle communication networks, the CAN communications protocol and the OBD-II interface threat models, hacking into the OBD-II diagnostics interface, ECU cracking, and vehicle network cyber penetration testing. This course will cover existing in-vehicle communication protocols and associated vulnerabilities as well as the limitations of existing digital forensics.

A hands-on lab will be used to provide learning principles and experience of ECU hacking techniques and understand penetration testing for automotive CAN communications systems.

What Will You Learn

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the basics of cybersecurity
  • Determine SAE and other industry standards related to automotive cyber security
  • Identify basics of threat models for automotive systems
  • Acquire and analyze in-vehicle communication data
  • Hack ECUs
  • Use tools for vehicle anomaly detection

Is This Course For You

Hardware design engineers, software developers, cybersecurity engineers and test engineers would benefit from attending this course.

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  • Introduction to applied cybersecurity best practices
  • Introduction to threat models for automotive systems
  • In-vehicle communication networks and protocols
  • CANbus vehicle communication
  • Relevant SAE and ISO technical standards: SAE J2534, J2284, J1939, J3061, J3005, J3138, ISO 15765, ISO 14229, and ISO 27145
  • OBD-II and CANbus diagnostics
  • Reverse engineering CANbus
  • ECU hacking
  • Tools of the hacking trade