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In-Vehicle Networks and Electronic Control Units

Discover how different in-vehicle networks operate, including CAN, LIN, FlexRay and MOST.

In-Vehicle Networks and Electronic Control Units
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

What are the most common vulnerabilities within in-vehicle networks?

There are four major in-vehicle networks, all of which will be introduced on this course. Their potential vulnerabilities will be examined through key theoretical concepts underpinning cyber security threats in the automotive context. The primary focus will be on CAN, the backbone of automotive networks.

What topics will you cover?

  • CAN
  • LIN
  • FlexRay
  • MOST
  • Denial of service attacks

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop an understanding of in-vehicle networks and their functionalities
  • Demonstrate functionalities of Electric Control Units (ECUs)
  • Assess vulnerabilities of ECUs and in-vehicle networks
  • Develop an understanding of CAN protocol and its vulnerabilities

Who is the course for?

MSc Cyber Security students.

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.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Khan lectures in ethical hacking and cyber security. He has been working in academia for 10 years, specialising in cyber security and formal methods.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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