Car Hacking Training: Automotive Cybersecurity and In-Vehicle Networks for Beginners [HITB+ Cyberweek 2021]



2 days

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2 days

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ATTEND IN-PERSON: Onsite in Abu Dhabi

DATE: 22-23 November 2021

TIME: 09:00 to 17:00 GST/GMT+4

Date Day Time Duration
22 November Monday 09:00 to 17:00 GST/GMT+4 8 Hours
23 November Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00 GST/GMT+4 8 Hours


In recent years, vehicles have become an increasingly important target for security research. Autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, and vehicles equipped with ADAS features are host to numerous technologies that add to the attack surface of a vehicle. Due to being heavy objects that move at high speeds in close proximity to humans, vehicle security is, quite literally, an issue of public safety.

This training introduces the learner to the world of automotive security and car hacking, and gives an opportunity to learn about in-vehicle networks – the nervous system of a vehicle – hands-on. Students will learn the fundamentals of in-vehicle networking, the most common technologies used, and how to use a CAN bus using accessible hardware and software available to anyone for further research and education. With automotive security becoming a legal requirement in more and more countries, there is no better time to begin learning how to hack (and of course, defend) a vehicle!


  • Overall

    • Quick intro to automotive security • Introduction to In-Vehicle Networks and CAN bus • Features of CAN bus • Hardware and Software overview • Reading CAN Data • Sending CAN Data • Logging CAN Data • Reverse-Engineering CAN Signals • CAN Bus Security • CAN Bus Attacks

Why You Should Take This Course


Who Should Attend

  • Government, Defense, Academia, or Industry personnel looking to understand automotive cybersecurity
  • Car tuning/hacking hobbyists hoping to learn more about hacking cars
  • Anyone that might be interested in making their own gadgets to interact with their car’s data
  • Vehicle fleet owners hoping to monetize/utilize their vehicles’ data

Key Learning Objectives

  • Prerequisite Knowledge

    • Basic Linux Knowledge
    • Basic Understanding of Computer Networks

    Hardware / Software Requirements

    • CAN Bus Adapters (various kinds)
    • Can Utils software
    • Linux CAN programs

    Your Instructor

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