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TUV Rheinland is accredited by DAkkS as a Certification Body for the ISASecure® Control System Cybersecurity Conformance Scheme

TUV Rheinland is accredited by DAkkS as a Certification Body for the ISASecure® Control System Cybersecurity Conformance Scheme

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (10 July 2017) – DAkkS, the accreditation body for certification bodies in Germany, recently accredited TUV Rheinland to be an ISA Security Compliance Insititue (ISCI) certification body. TUV Rheinland is now authorized to issue certificates of conformance for the IEC 62443 based ISASecure® control systems cybersecurity certification scheme.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of TUV Rheinland as a new ISASecure certification body” stated Andre Ristaino, ISCI Managing Director, “With global recognition for excellence and over 100 years of history in standards and certifications, TUV Rheinland’s reputation is second to none. The addition of TUV Rheinland adds credibility to the ISASecure control system certification program and expands global coverage.”

“We are excited to be part of the ISA Secure Conformity Assessment (CA) scheme as it further supports the work we are doing with our clients to ensure their systems are both safe and secure,” says Heinz Gall, Head of Certification Body for Functional Safety and Cyber Security at TÜV Rheinland. 

The ISASecure CA scheme is a standards-based certification scheme that assesses the cybersecurity of control system products and systems to the IEC 62443 international standards governing control systems cybersecurity.

All conformity assessment bodies (CB) for the ISCI ISASecure® control systems conformity assessment scheme must meet ISO/IEC 17065 and ISO/IEC 17025 requirements in addition to the ISASecure requirements for technical readiness.

The ISASecure CB’s are independently assessed by ISO/IEC 17011 (EN 45011) accreditation bodies (AB) for initial accreditation and are audited annually by the AB to ensure that the CB maintains qualifications for participation in the ISASecure CA scheme. 

About TUV Rheinland
The TÜV Rheinland Group is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Founded in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, the Group employs 19,700 people. It generates annual revenues of € 1.92 billion. The Group’s mission and guiding principle is to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenges arising from the interaction between man, technology and the environment.

About the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI)
Founded in 2007, the ISA Security Compliance Institute’s mission is to provide the highest level of assurance possible for the cyber security of industrial automation control systems (IACS).

The Institute was established by thought leaders from major organizations in the industrial automation controls community seeking to improve the cyber security posture of Critical Infrastructure for generations to come. ISCI Members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Aramco Services, Honeywell, Invensys (now Schneider Electric), Yokogawa, exida, Codenomicon, CSSC, and IPA-Japan.

The Institute’s goals are realized through industry standards compliance programs, education, technical support, and improvements in suppliers’ development processes and users’ life cycle management practices. The ISASecure® designation ensures that IACS products conform to industry consensus cyber security standards such as IEC 62443, providing confidence to users of ISASecure products and systems and creating product differentiation for suppliers conforming to the ISASecure specification.

ISASecure® is a registered trademark of the ISA Security Compliance Institute.

ISCI press contacts:

Andre Ristaino
Managing Director

Michael Brazda

Marketing and Operations Manager