TUV Rheinland, a global leader and independent testing services provider, 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 organisations authorised 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.
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