Automotive Cybersecurity Engineering Job Roles and Best Practices – Developed for the EU Blueprint Project DRIVES

Richard Messnarz*, Georg Macher, Florian Stahl, Stefan Wachter, Damjan Ekert, Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa

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Vehicle functions are 90% controlled by electronic and software thus, modern vehicles need to comply with cybersecurity standards and data security law. Under the EU Blueprint for Automotive - DRIVES project (, key skills and job roles for future Automotive development are designed. These also include cybersecurity management, cybersecurity engineering, and cybersecurity testing. The working party SOQRATES ( agreed to develop the pattern of such skills set in cooperation with DRIVES. Also, to share required best practices and skills to be transferred to allow implementing the norms. This paper provides an overview of the current version of the skills set, and an example of what type of best practice is shared.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Subtitle of host publication27th European Conference, EuroSPI 2020, Düsseldorf, Germany, September 9–11, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsMurat Yilmaz, Paul Clarke, Jörg Niemann, Richard Messnarz
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030564407
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event27th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: EuroSPI 2020 - Düsseldorf, Hybrider Event, Düsseldorf, Germany
Duration: 9 Sept 202011 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference27th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Abbreviated titleEuroSPI 2020
CityHybrider Event, Düsseldorf
Internet address


  • Best practices
  • Cybersecurity
  • Skills set

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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