Driving infosec in the automotive industry – SGS officially a TISAX® Assessment Provider


Remain competitive in the digital age

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 is exchanged daily.

Ready – steady – go

SGS is delighted to further drive information security in the automotive industry after being formally recognized as a global Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX®) Assessment Provider.

Our German team has worked determinedly to receive the official status from the ENX Association to conduct TISAX® assessments.

What is TISAX®?

ENX maintains the audit provider criteria, assessment requirements (TISAX® ACAR) and Information Security Assessment (ISA) for the initiative. It 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.

In the early 2010s, the Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) and Volkswagen developed the ISA, a catalog of criteria for assessing the information security of any automotive supply chain organization, such as vehicle manufacturers, service providers and suppliers. It is based on ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 but includes additional requirements.

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.

The advantages of a TISAX® assessment

Assessment is based on ISA requirements. Successfully passing the assessment allows an organization to share the TISAX® label with business partners, which makes it easier to share information security status.

Key advantages:

  • Save time and costs by avoiding assessment duplication, based on customer requirements
  • Gain a competitive edge by fulfilling stringent requirements and creating customer trust
  • Protect critical data and reduce liabilities
Helping you through TISAX®

Our experts can guide you through the TISAX® assessment.

To begin, registration on the TISAX® platform is required. Once done, we can be selected as your audit provider for assessment.

To ensure that information is secure, different assessment levels are provided by the audit provider, depending on the protection requirement. These are subdivided according to the assessment procedure.

Assessments have three levels:

  • Level 1: Self-assessment
  • Level 2: Based on the documentation review with a plausibility check and telephone interview
  • Level 3: Based on the documentation review with a plausibility check and an on-site assessment


The results can be exchanged if the assessed company gives explicit authorization.

How We Can Help

As a world-leading automotive services provider, we have unrivaled experience in supporting governments, OEMs, dealers, financial institutions and insurance companies across the globe.

With a network of offices, component-testing laboratories and vehicle-testing centers, we offer a unique, independent and global service. As a result, we have the resources and expertise you need for reliable, independent, accurate and secure vehicle and automotive consultancy.

Our services cover quality, risk management and IT security, social responsibility, environmental and training courses. We can help you to manage your entire supply chain, provide safe and reliable vehicles, improve quality, efficiency and safety, and reduce costs, delivery times and environmental impact.

Start your TISAX® journey with us. Learn more here.



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