Gate4SPICE Event "Role of ASPICE in Functional Safety, SOTIF and Cybersecurity Standards

by Chad Kymal published on November 02, 2021

Companies implementing ISO 26262 Functional Safety, ISO 21448 SOTIF and ISO 21434 Cybersecurity will need to leverage ASPICE in their respective implementations. ASPICE is often seen as a standard for “Embedded Software”, and that is indeed true, but important to note that ASPICE includes Software processes, System Processes and so on. 9 out of 16 processes in what is known as the “VDA scope” is in the current Automotive QMS IATF 16949 standard. ASPICE forms the basis for the implementation of Functional Safety, ASPICE, and SOTIF in the Systems and Software areas. In fact, most of the processes in ASPICE are already present in both Functional Safety and Cybersecurity Standards.

How should organizations best leverage ASPICE?

Download and read the presentations from different Standard Committee members and Experts as they provide the role of ASPICE in:


IATF 16949 AUTOMOTIVE QMS – Chad Kymal


ASPICE – Micael Edvardsson, Prabhu Seshadri, Mike Down, and Nikhil UnniKrishnan

MODERATOR – Dave Watkins


Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.

Embedded Software and CALs in Cybersecurity

Speakers : Dr. Juan Pimental, Principal Consultant, Omnex Inc.

Does IATF 16949 Require ASPICE?

Speakers : Chad Kymal (CTO, Omnex Inc.)

How ASPICE Influences ISO 26262 Functional Safety and SOTIF Standard’s Implementations

Speakers : Nikhil Unnikrishnan (Project Lead Consultant, Omnex Inc.), Gregory Gruska (Functional Safety Champion, Omnex Inc.)

Should ASPICE Standards Change?

Speakers : Micael Edwardsson (GM Safe and Secure, Omnex Inc.)

Implementing Automotive SPICE for Cybersecurity

Speakers : Nikhil Unnikrishnan (Project Lead Consultant, Omnex Inc.)

ASPICE Processes Introduction and Integration with the Organization’s Processes

Speakers : Praburam Seshadri (Technical Head, Omnex Inc.), Mike Down (Consultant, Omnex Inc.)

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Craig Thompson, Kumar Sivan

Date and Time:

May 22 2024 11:00AM EST


The Audit Outsourcing Solution:- Quality Culture in the Aerospace Industry


Craig Thompson, Dave Watkins

Date and Time:

Jul 18 2024 11:00AM EST