VDA ISA and ENX TISAX implementation

Automotive security compliance is your ticket to the big automotive business

We recommend VDA ISA and ENX TISAX® Compliance Assessment Online Wizard for you. Spend 30 minutes to check the extent to which your company complies with VDA ISA and ENX TISAX, and also how much time you need to achieve full compliance and certification.

International information security standard VDA ISA was developed by the German Association of the Automotive Industry VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie) based on ISO/IEC 27001 and 27002 standards. The standard VDA ISA (Information Security Assessment) contains strictly structured information security assessment criteria, KPIs, and additional optional modules.

ENX TISAX® (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange, a registered trademark that belongs to ENX) is a framework for VDA ISA which allows independent vendors to share their certification and assessment results with their customers (usually from the automotive industry). ENX TISAX label is the official certification for VDA ISA compliance.

Why VDA ISA and ENX TISAX?

De jure and de facto standards

VDA ISA and ENX TISAX are commonly used information security (IS) standards in the automotive industry. They are based on the international standard ISO 27001, therefore compatible to some extent.
Real managed security

VDA ISA and ENX TISAX are the key to building an effective comprehensive security system and bringing together the efforts of IT professionals, security officers, lawyers, HR managers and various other specialists.
Government incentives

ENX TISAX certification is often mandatory for participation in government procurement and tenders. Some regulations require security certification and your company can be fined for non-compliance.
Clients and investments

The ENX TISAX certificate will allow you to attract large foreign and local clients and investors and persuade them that your security is properly managed.

Implementation and certification stages

1
Preparation
Scope definition is crucial for VDA ISA and ENX TISAX®. Any mistakes at this stage can lead to excessive implementation and maintenance works or to problems with the certification. In addition, we perform the initial prioritization of tasks, to allow you to get the most important security measures as soon as possible. We perform this stage for you free of charge. When you are sure that you are interested in working with us further, we will send you a commercial offer and sign a service agreement.
2
Initial Audit and Planning
This stage usually takes 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the scope. We interview your employees, verify documents, assess physical security and the perimeter, etc. This stage includes an analysis of the current state of the processes and information security management controls, business processes and technological processes; analysis of the physical security of the premises, personnel, IT infrastructure, etc. The outcome of this stage is an initial audit report, gap analysis and a detailed schedule for the implementation of the VDA ISA controls.
3
Implementation
This stage is usually performed within 4 to 9 months, depending on the scope, initial state, requirements and the results of the previous stage. We perform: building and automation of the ISMS using the appropriate GRC tools; implementation of basic security management processes (incident, change management, etc.); implementation of the necessary basic security measures and controls; implementation of the basic SDLC elements; training for employees in security policies and rules; development and calculation of KPI. The result of this phase is not just a set of documents and records that correspond to your actual processes, but also a new security culture within your organization and the highest degree of readiness for official certification.
4
Certification
The certification process usually lasts 1–3 months, depending on the approved scope. During this stage, we will select the certification body, perform a pre-audit, make the necessary corrections and conduct the certification audit. During the audit, we represent you and show what we have built for you. After that, the auditor analyzes the results, collects the evidence and produces the final report. Finally, you get the ENX TISAX® certificate, become officially compliant and can proudly share the assessment results with your clients through the ENX portal.

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Business cases of projects we completed

Information security incident response and investigation
Managed security and compliance (ISO 27001, etc.)
Security analysis of software source code
Security assessment: audits and penetration tests
Security Operations Center cases