Information security in the automotive industry
Mutual recognition among all TISAX® participants
Suppliers and service providers achieve greater trust in your audited company
The assessment for TISAX® certification takes place only every three years
Saving time and costs by participating in the TISAX® network
Basic information about the TISAX® assessment
In addition, the responsible bodies at the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) have created the conditions for establishing the joint assessment and exchange mechanism under the name TISAX® (Trusted Information Security Assessment eXchange). TISAX® is a registered trademark of the ENX Association. The Association of European automotive manufacturers, automotive suppliers and automotive associations monitors the quality of TISAX® assessments and controls the approval of TISAX® audit service providers.
Why is a TISAX® assessment useful for my company?
- Duplicate and multiple assessments by different customers can be avoided
- Cross-company recognition of information security assessments for TISAX® participants
- Reliability of results due to the harmonized VDA ISA test catalog
- Strengthening of trust in audited companies with TISAX® label
What are the requirements of TISAX®?
The industry-specific VDA ISA catalog has been available in version 5.1 since 2022. This version has been mandatory for all TISAX® audits since January 2022. The requirements from the international and cross-industry standard for information security ISO 27001, in turn, contribute among other things to companies looking beyond the protection of IT technical systems - namely to all corporate assets to be protected.
How does TISAX® work?
A company can also take on both participant roles. Anyone wishing to participate in TISAX® as an Information Contributor must take the following four main steps:
- 1. Register online at www.enx.com/TISAX
- 2. Select an ENX-approved audit service provider such as DQS
- 3. Undergo a TISAX® assessment
- 4. Exchange the audit results on the TISAX® online platform.
How does a TISAX® assessment work?
The requirements of the scope and the assessment level must be defined by you in advance, for example "with or without prototype protection".
As a TISAX® participant, you must first register online, after which the scope ID is assigned by ENX (an annual service fee applies).
In the first step, you select an approved audit service provider. In the second step, there is a kick-off, the document review (self-assessment, not on-site) and a subsequent assessment (Level 2: not on-site, Level 3: on-site).
Please note: There is an alternative method for conducting an assessment in Assessment Level 2. Instead of a plausibility check, your audit service provider conducts a full remote assessment. This method is sometimes referred to as "Assessment Level 2.5." The advantage of an Assessment Level 2.5 is that the approach is methodologically compatible with Assessment Level 3. It is therefore possible to upgrade to a full Assessment Level 3 exam at a later date with manageable effort.
The findings from the audit are recorded in an interim report. In the event of non-conformances, measures to be implemented are agreed. If necessary, the implementation of measures is determined within an agreed period of time.
After closing the non-conformances, an effectiveness check is carried out by means of an audit.
The final report is posted online on the ENX® portal. This lists your company as a participant with the corresponding audit label.
What does the TISAX® assessment cost?
The protection goals, for example, are about whether you want to include topics such as prototype protection or data protection in the assessment. If you want to get involved in the TISAX® procedure, talk to DQS, your approved audit service provider, as early as possible. This is the only way we can determine the correct calculation for the assessment scope, and provide you with a reliable quote for the cost of your TISAX® certification.
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