Automotive Spice for Cybersecurity

by Dr.Juan Pimentel,Nikhil Unnikrishnan published on August 25, 2022

The increasingly software-defined vehicles in development today along with V2X communication and Over-the-air (OTA) communication, cybersecurity has become of central importance within automotive product design. The ISO/SAE 21434 - Road Vehicles - Cybersecurity Engineering standard specifies engineering requirements for cybersecurity risk management regarding concept, product development, production, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of electrical and electronic (E/E) systems in road vehicles, including their components and interfaces. On the other hand, the UNECE regulation R155 requires, among others, the vehicle manufacturer identification and management of cybersecurity risks in the supply chain. Automotive SPICE is a recommendation of VDA (German Automotive Industry) to identify process related product risks. To incorporate cybersecurity-related processes into the scope of Automotive SPICE, additional processes have been defined in the Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity recommendation. This webinar will address the topics in scope of Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity and its relation to both the ISO/SAE 21434 international standard and the UNECE R155 regulation. Considerations for implementing Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity will be also discussed.


Nikhil Unnikrishnan

Nikhil Unnikrishnan is a Consultant with a broad range of experience, involved in the design & development of hardware, software and mechanical systems and components. He has worked with organizations to analyze process deficiencies and drive improvement by implementing best-in-class practices conforming to internationally recognized standards such as Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262 Functional Safety, ISO 9001 & IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems. Nikhil has been involved with performing detailed documentation reviews, Automotive SPICE®, Functional Safety & QMS assessments, process documentation development and conducting roll-outs for numerous leading automotive organizations including multiple Software and Hardware systems. Mr. Unnikrishnan is a Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodologies (CLSSGB) and also Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA). He is an Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015.