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Grupo CYBENTIA, in collaboration with EUROCYBCAR , has developed the first course, worldwide, on ‘Cybersecurity in Vehicle Fleets’, which is aimed at enterprises, both public and private, that have fleets of vehicles to carry out their work. The enrolment period for this course is now open.

A training that covers from the current vehicle fleets, the systems and technologies used in their management to the reasons why it is necessary and essential to ensure their cybersecurity; all this, told and explained by the experts of the Technical Area of EUROCYBCAR and the Cyber-Qtester of HackerCar.

This is a 100% online course lasting 12 hours, subsidised by FUNDAE, in which the student, after viewing the contents of five audiovisual modules, studying related reports, documentation and additional material, must pass an assessment and will be awarded a diploma accrediting the student as an expert in ‘Cybersecurity in Vehicle Fleets’. The entire course has been supervised by staff with ANECA-qualified training in teaching quality.

14 September 2022

Today, fleets of vehicles of all types and sizes play a key role in the society in which we live. There are fleets for commerce and land logistics -which, just in Spain, generate and maintain around 610,000 jobs -, urban mobility, basic services – passenger transport, postal services, cleaning, etc -, protocol and representation, or fleets that provide emergency, police or defence services.
With these simple facts it is easy to guess the important impact that a cyber-attack against one or several fleets would have and how it could affect the daily life of a society: shortage of basic goods, problems for the movement of people, theft of data and personal and confidential information of the enterprise, theft of vehicles, damage to goods, economic and competitiveness losses -both for the affected party and for the country as a whole -…
These cyber-attacks, as mentioned above, can affect the vulnerabilities of the vehicles themselves, such as those related to their physical systems – OBD sockets, USB inputs, infotainment systems, wireless technologies – Bluetooth, hands-free key, WiFi, tyre pressure control, etc. – but also the systems that manage the fleets, focusing in this case on the specific devices installed in fleet vehicles, the control centres and the applications that are used.
Since 2012, there have been several cases showing that cyber attacks against fleets are a reality. For example, a cybercriminal in the United States used the app of a car rental service for VIPs, gaining access to a large amount of customers’ personal data. Similarly, another attack compromised the fleet of patrol cars of the Virginia Police in the United States. More recently, in Germany, a group of attackers was able to access the Fleet Management System of the country’s 33,500 government vehicles.

Since 2012, there have been several cases showing that cyber attacks against fleets are real. For example, a cybercriminal in the United States used the app of a car rental service for VIPs, gaining access to a large amount of customers personal data. Similarly, another attack compromised the fleet of patrol cars of the Virginia Police in the United States. More recently, in Germany, a group of crackers was able to access the Fleet Management System of the country’s 33,500 government vehicles.

The ‘Cybersecurity in Vehicle Fleets Course‘ developed by Grupo CYBENTIA, which can be accessed through the Training Area of its website, has been developed in collaboration with the Basque technology company EUROCYBCAR, a European benchmark in cybersecurity applied to the automotive/mobility sector

In fact, they were the first in the world to develop and patent a test that measures and certifies the cybersecurity level of a vehicle – applying the ESTP methodology and according to the UNECE/R155 regulation – and they were also the pioneers in awarding, together with AENOR, the first voluntary certificate of ‘Cybersecurity in Vehicles’ to a NUUK motorbike. The course, also counts with the advice of HackerCar‘s CyberQ-Testers team.

Who is this training for? All enterprises, whether public or private, that have vehicles or fleets to carry out their work or to enable their staff and members to make business trips. In other words: brands, vehicle manufacturers, car rental/leasing enterprises, car sharing enterprises, logistics enterprises, workshops and surveyors, garages, component and accessory manufacturers, FMS managers, enterprises purchasing decision-makers…

The course is subsidised by FUNDAE, is taught online and consists of a total of 12 hours of audiovisual content divided into a total of five modules that break down in detail all aspects of ‘Cybersecurity in Vehicle Fleets’.

  • Module 1: Vehicle Fleets: The connected engine that moves the world: In this first part, how today’s vehicles are connected devices on the move, the role and types of fleets, what is a Fleet Management System (FMS) and basic cybersecurity tips from EUROCYBCAR experts.
  • Module 2: Vehicle Fleets: Organizational and operational aspects of the FMS: Aspects such as the different ways of acquiring fleet vehicles, what are the costs of an FMS, what are the operations of fleet vehicles… and cybersecurity recommendations in relation to all aspects of this point are discussed.
  • Module 3: Vehicle Fleets: technological means used. It shows what the information systems in a FMS are, how to control and monitor the vehicles in a fleet as efficiently as possible, which technologies are used in Fleet Management Systems – and where they are evolving to… It also includes the cybersecurity recommendations of the EUROCYBCAR experts.
  • Module 4: Vehicle Fleets: Cybercriminals objectives. It focuses, in detail, on cybersecurity vulnerabilities: those of current vehicles, those of Fleet Management Systems or those caused by the factor itself. Real examples are cited, as well as their consequences.
  • Module 5: The solution: The EUROCYBCAR fleets test: After learning about the legislative frameworks applicable to Fleet and Vehicle Management Systems, the EUROCYBCAR Test for vehicles and its ESTP methodology, as well as the EUROCYBCAR Test for Fleet Management Systems are shown.

At the end of the training, those who have completed all the modules are assessed. In case of passing it, a diploma is awarded to the student as an expert in ‘Cybersecurity in Vehicle Fleets’ – basic level – issued by Grupo CYBENTIA and EUROCYBCAR.

In relation to the importance of cybersecurity in fleet vehicles, it should be recalled that from July 2022, all vehicles that are type-approved in the European Union, South Korea and Japan will have to be cybersecure by law. And from July 2024, all new vehicles on sale will also have to be cybersecure.

Click here to watch the video press released.
Click here to download the student dossier.

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Contacts:
Pere Pons
Grupo CYBENTIA Head of Communication
Phone: +34 678 400 603
Mail: comunicacion@cybentia.com

Jonathan Bedoya
Grupo CYBENTIA Head of Training
Phone: +34 678 400 580
Mail: formacion@cybentia.com
www.cybentia.com