Is it possible to proactively protect vehicles against cyber attacks?
On this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your awareness of the key theoretical concepts that underpin automotive cyber security.
You will explore how the levels of automation in vehicles has changed over time, and how this has made vehicles more vulnerable.
Using real-world case studies, you will explore different types of cyber attacks, from physical to remote. You will also have the opportunity to assess security flaws and threats in vehicles.
What topics will you cover?
- Basic concepts underpinning automotive cyber security
- Levels of automation
- Attack surface
- Types of attacks in automotive
- Real-world case studies
When would you like to start?
Date to be announced
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Develop an understanding of the need for automotive cyber security
- Explain the current security flaws in vehicles through the use of case studies
- Develop an attack surface with the level of automation in vehicles
- Demonstrate practical attacks on vehicles
- Assess security threats from a practical and theoretical viewpoint
Who is the course for?
This short course is for anyone interested in cybersecurity in the automotive context.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!