SGS is delighted to further drive forward information security in the automotive industry after being formally recognized as a TISAX® Assessment Provider.

The world-leading testing, inspection and certification company’s German team has worked determinedly to achieve this official status from the ENX Association.

“Organizations that want to remain competitive in the digital age must pay close attention to information security. This is particularly true for the automotive industry, where massive amounts of confidential data are exchanged daily.

“TISAX® helps to protect data by ensuring integrity and availability in automotive business processes, including manufacturing. A dedicated online platform enables the exchange of information security assessment results within the sector”, said Klaus Bickelmann, Product Manager for Information Security at SGS.

A TISAX® assessment is based on Information Security Assessment (ISA) requirements. Developed by the Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) and Volkswagen, ISA is a catalog of criteria for assessing the information security of automotive supply chain organizations, such as vehicle manufacturers, service providers and suppliers. It is based on ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 but includes additional requirements.

ENX maintains ISA, as well as the audit provider criteria and assessment requirements (TISAX® ACAR). It also approves audit providers and monitors the quality of implementation and assessment results. ENX is supported by the TISAX® Committee, comprised of manufacturers, suppliers and associations.

Successfully passing a TISAX® assessment allows an organization to share the TISAX® label with business partners. This will help the organization highlight its information security status.

“An organization can see many benefits, such as saving time and costs by avoiding assessment duplication, gaining a competitive edge by fulfilling stringent requirements and creating customer trust, and protecting critical data and reducing liabilities.

“With years of automotive industry expertise, SGS is perfectly placed to provide TISAX® alongside helping organizations manage their supply chain, provide safe and reliable vehicles, improve quality, efficiency and safety, and reduce environmental impact,” adds Mr Bickelmann.

All SGS TISAX® inquiries and quotes will go through SGS-TÜV Saar in Germany. The team will guide customers through the entire process, including registration, assessment provider selection, document review and/or on-site assessment, and exchange of results.

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