After a joint testing and exchange mechanism was created last year by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) with TISAX for promoting information security in the automotive industry, ARRK Engineering also underwent the certification procedure with its locations in Munich, Unterschleißheim, Ingolstadt, Stuttgart, Heimsheim, Wolfsburg and Cluj .
We were successful in this endeavor and awarded TISAX certification ("Very high protection level") in the categories
· handling of prototypes
· connection to 3rd parties
· handling of information
For sensitive projects in the automotive industry, proof of information security is a crucial requirement for cooperation in the supply chain. The VDA therefore created the platform TISAX (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) at the beginning of 2017 to eliminate the need for multiple costly, time-consuming checks and guarantee company-wide information security verification between manufacturers, suppliers and service providers.
Particularly noteworthy, the scope of the assessments is standardized and divided into three protection categories depending on individual protection requirements. The quality and objectivity of the audits are recognized by TISAX participants (suppliers and manufacturers), and the certification is valid for three years.
TISAX has met with a high degree of acceptance since it was launched at the beginning of 2017. ARRK Engineering is one of the around 100 companies that have already been successfully certified. The audit will be repeated in 2021 in order to extend the certification. This means we can ensure that our customers' stringent information security requirements can continue to be met in the future.