TUV Rheinland, a global leader and independent testing services provider, today announced that it now offers information security testing for the automotive industry. Based on the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX), the company can now verify that manufacturers and service providers within the automotive supply chain meet the VDA ISA information security standard.
With this announcement, TUV Rheinland becomes one of the first organizations authorized to perform information security testing in accordance with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA ISA, Information Security Assessment) standards. The assessment criteria used for security testing is based on the requirements of the VDA, which contains essential features of the Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) in accordance with the international ISO/IEC 27001 standard.
Information security is a critical success factor in the automotive industry. It affects not only the exchange of construction data in the processes of development, but also the functional safety of manufacturing processes, automated data exchange of networked production systems, and the availability and reliability of production. With the rise of the connected car, service providers and part suppliers must prove to their customers, at regular intervals, that they are adhering to automobile information security standards.
“We are delighted to support the TISAX initiative. Thanks to our 140+ years of experience in industrial security, we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients in making the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) more secure,” said Frank Luzsicza, Executive Vice President, Information and Communication Technology, TUV Rheinland Group. “Many of our manufacturing clients and suppliers have already been conducting information security assessments on their own. With TISAX, they now have an established assessment with an industry-wide recognition.”