ACSA 2023
(an Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Program)

As we bring the curtains down on our 2023 activities at the ACSA, we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you.

First of all, to our distinguished lecturers! Your unwavering commitment to sharing your expertise and knowledge has been the guiding light for our students on this journey. Your dedication to nurturing the next generation of automotive security professionals was truly commendable.

Next, to our supporters! Your belief in our mission and your continued encouragement have been the wind beneath our wings. Your contributions, be it in resources, time, and/or expertise, have enabled us to thrive and expand.

And last, but not least, to our brilliant students! You are the heart and soul of ACSA. Your curiosity, determination, and thirst for knowledge inspire us daily. You are the driving force behind our efforts, and your achievements are our greatest reward.And we also greatly appreciate your feedback and improvement ideas that you've shared! 

Maybe you want to know "How was ACSA 2023?".  Well, it was a great mix of summer and school, with a lot of new friends and future professional connections. Have a look below! 

(a special thanks goes to Andreea for creating this great video overview)

(a special thanks goes to Tarush for giving another great perspective to our success)

Asking the participants "What did you like most about ACSA 2023?" they told us that...

It greatly motivates us to keep going, improving and support yet another generation of young cyber security professionals. 

The summer part of the ACSA

The school part of the ACSA

The guided tour of University of Coimbra

The call for ACSA 2023

BIP ACSA - 2nd edition, digital (1 June - 31 July 2023)
Fundamentals: theory and discussion (weekly digital meeting)

Basic IT Security (Dr. eng. Bruno Sousa, University of Coimbra, Portugal):
Terminologies, Cybersecurity Goals, Types of Attackers

Advanced IT Security (Lect. Dr. eng. Cristina Stolojescu-Crisan, Politehnica University Timisoara):
Symmetric Cryptography, Asymmetric Cryptography

Cyber Security Challenges of Modern Vehicles & EE Architectures (eng. Christian Muhm, Continental Engineering Services, Germany)

Automotive Hardware Security (eng. Florin Anton, Continental Automotive Romania, Romania):
Automotive Hardware Architecture, Security in Automotive Hardware Architecture including components such as Trust Anchor (HTA), Hardware Security Module (HSM), Secure Hardware Extension (SHE), Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 

Automotive Software Security (Dr. Jetzabel Serna Olvera, SAPAR, Germany):
Automotive Software Architecture,  Security in the OS Platforms (QNX, Android, Linux, AutoSAR Classic, AutoSAR Adaptive), Security in Middleware, Security in Applications/Software Components

Secure In-Vehicle Communication Protocols (Prof. Dr. Christoph Krauß, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany):
Overview of Bus Systems – CAN, LIN, FlexRay, SecOC, Automotive Ethernet, Security for CAN and Ethernet. Security Controls such as Security Zone Separation,  Firewall, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Anomaly Detection System (ADS), MACsec, IPsec, TLS, VLAN

Cybersecurity in V2X (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy):
Security of V2X Architectures and Technologies including  3GPP Cellular V2X and IEEE 802.11p WiFi 

Cybersecurity in E-Mobility (Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Hof, University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt, Germany):
E-Mobility Communication Architecture and Protocols. Cybersecurity standards and protocols such as ISO15118, OCPP, and OCPI.

BIP ACSA - 2nd edition, face to face (16 - 30 August 2023)
Workshop in Coimbra, Portugal

Additional contributors for ACSA 2023

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Hof (THI)
Professor at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Prof. Dr. Christoph Krauß (h_da)
Professor at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Victor MEGHEREA (Continental Engineering Services)
Cyber security tester at CES XTO VV (Continental Automotive Romania)

Dr. Manfred Vielberth (Continental Engineering Services)
Project Security & Privacy Manager at CES I IDH SWSEC (CES Automotive Germany)