Independent testing services provider TÜV Rheinland now offers cybersecurity testing for the automotive industry—becoming one of the first organizations authorized to perform cybersecurity testing in accordance with the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA ISA, Information Security Assessment) standards.
The company can now verify that automobile manufacturers meet the international ISO/IEC 27001 cybersecurity standard using the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX).
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 in accordance with the international ISO/IEC 27001 standard.
Cybersecurity is a critical success factor in the automotive industry. With the rise of the connected car, service providers and part suppliers must prove to their customers that they are adhering to automobile cybersecurity standards.
TÜV Rheinland Group Executive Vice President, Information and Communication Technology, Frank Luzsicza said they are delighted to support the TISAX initiative.
“Thanks to our 140-plus years of experience in industrial security, we are uniquely positioned to assist our clients in making the industrial internet of things more secure,” Luzsicza said.
“Many of our manufacturing clients and suppliers have already been conducting cybersecurity assessments on their own. With TISAX, they now have an established assessment with industry-wide recognition.”