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Internship: Analysis of cyber incidents and/or attacks on road vehicles

Are you looking for an internship in the field of cyber security and do you want to contribute to road safety? Look no further!

  • Zoetermeer
  • Hbo
  • Stage & Traineeship
  • Reageren tot 01 feb 2023

Wat ga je doen?

The automotive industry has started using software extensively with the increase of automation levels. This has given rise to usage of electrical and electronic components, specially ECUs, in a vehicle. The ensemble of different electronic components with software introduces a new set of cybersecurity challenges. One such challenge is to successfully type approve a vehicle for cybersecurity.

To ensure cybersecurity, vehicle manufacturers need to execute a risk-based approach to develop, produce and monitor E/E architectures of the vehicles. However, the threat landscape is constantly evolving and new vulnerabilities leading to cyber-attacks or incidents are frequent nowadays. This puts forward a unique challenge of monitoring the cybersecurity of vehicles which have been already type approved. This is in fact more challenging and unique to type approval authorities like RDW among others. Automotive cybersecurity monitoring is a new field in itself for regulatory and surveillance agencies. Moreover, the global regulation for cybersecurity in vehicles R155[1] needs constant upgrade for the developing maturity of the automotive cybersecurity and to handle changing threat landscape.


The objective of this project is to collect information regarding recent vulnerabilities leading to cyber-incidents/cyber-attacks in the automotive industry published by global security researchers and others. These vulnerabilities or incidents/cyber-attacks shall be prioritized and analyzed. Based on the analysis result, following shall be proposed to RDW:

  1. Response strategy/handling for such incidents/cyber-attacks including communication, mitigation and recall aspects
  2. Checkpoints for cybersecurity testing for type approval
  3. Improvement in the current type approval for cybersecurity
  4. Update/create regulatory requirements and test methods
  5. Lessons learned and continuous improvement

This will help RDW better handle the changing threat landscape as and when the vehicles are approved for cybersecurity.

[1] UNECE R155e

Met wie werk je?

You will work closely with several colleagues from the Vehicle Regulation & Licensing (VRT) division.

Waarom past deze stage / traineeship bij jou?

  • You are a 3rd year student (HBO/WO) in the field of automotive engineering or mechatronics with a healthy dose of energy, perseverance and a solution-oriented mind. Are you a student in a different field, but still interested in this internship? Please contact us to inquire about the possibilities.
  • You are looking for an internship for 5-6 months starting in February, for at least 32 hours per week.
  • You are always willing to learn, improve and think outside of the box!

Wat hebben we jou te bieden?

  • An interesting and challenging internship starting February 2023.
  • An allowance of €586,80 per month (based on a 36-hour work week).
  • The possibility to (partly) work from home.
  • The supervisor will assure their full availability as well as a friendly environment.

Solliciteren bij RDW. Zo werkt het!


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Meer weten en solliciteren?

Do you want to know more about this assignment? Please contact Sanjeet Pattnaik, or 0646001678.

Interesting internship? Please apply with your motivation and CV. 

RDW werken aan een nieuwe tijd

De ontwikkelingen in mobiliteit gaan steeds sneller. Bij de RDW kun je de nieuwe innovaties niet afwachten; van een RDW’er wordt verwacht dat je vooruitdenkt en anticipeert op de ontwikkelingen. Zeker in deze tijd, met nieuwe uitdagingen en nieuwe vraagstukken. Dit is hét moment om in te stappen. Want bij de RDW kijk je niet toe, maar draag je actief bij aan het mogelijk maken van nieuwe ontwikkelingen, de verkeersveiligheid en het efficiënt inzetten van voertuigen en alternatieve brandstoffen.

Voor intermediairs en adviseurs: we verzorgen de werving graag zelf. Aanbiedingen op onze vacatures worden niet gewaardeerd. Flex vacatures vervullen we in samenwerking met onze vaste leveranciers.