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Job title:  Thesis - Automotive Security - Security Testing Tools

Posting Date:  Nov 4, 2022
Company:  AVL List GmbH

Graz, AT, 8020

Job ID:  26623

AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines and their integration into the vehicle.

We offer a thesis with the topic of

Thesis - Automotive Security - Security Testing Tools

Bachelor Thesis

The security testing of modern connected cars becomes an essential part in the vehicle development process. The main purpose of penetration tests is trying to break the implemented (security) functions in the same way as a real attacker would do it. Therefor a set of tools is needed to perform attacks on different layers and systems.





  • Identify potential attack points 
  • Define a set of needed tools for the different identified attack points 
  • Analyze available security tools for the attacking vehicles with focus on Open-Source tools (e.g. KALI Linux) 
  • Prepare a toolbox 




  • Experiences in IT Security & Penetration testing 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Strong Linux skills 
  • Knowledge in automotive security a plus




  • Informatics/Computer Science 
  • IT / Information Security


The successful completion of the thesis is remunerated with a one-time fee of EUR €1.700,00 before tax.

According to the Austrian Employment of Foreign Nationals Act it is unfortunately not possible to assign graduate work to third-country citizens (Non-EU citizens) who study at a university abroad


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