What is TISAX and How We Can Help?
TISAX, or Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange, is an information security standard (ISA) for the automotive sector that was established by the VDA, Association of the Automotive Industry. The standard is based on the ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 standards adapted to the automotive business. Compliance Aspekte offers a software solution and consulting services for TISAX assessment that is flexible and adaptable to individual requirements, protection levels, and best practices.
Benefits of TISAX certification for your
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- Stand out as a reliable partner for OEM manufacturers and suppliers
- Save time and budget by avoiding multiple information security assessments
- Reduce risk with a risk management system
- Facilitate collaboration and grow sales
- Benefit from the unified standard for information security across the automotive industry
- Conduct maturity assessment of the information security controls in the company.
- Raise employees’ awareness about information security
Our TISAX Services: All-in-one Solution
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Enjoy the TISAX VDA EXCEL-like Dashboards
The target maturity levels per chapter are visualized by the green line.
To prepare for a TISAX assessment, your maturity levels in the blue section should be by or above this line.
Your organization is ready for the TISAX assessment if your result score (“Result with cutback to target maturity levels”) is close to ‘3.0’.
For the TISAX certification, you need to conduct a self-assessment based on the ISA by finding out whether your ISMS matches the expected maturity level in the “Information Security Assessment” tabs.
Compliance Aspekte dashboard rates the maturity level of your information security management system per question.
Closer Look at How TISAX Assessment Works?
ISA incorporates significant aspects of ISO 27001 with additional criteria applicable to the automotive industry, i.e., prototype protection. The assessments are shared on the TISAX VDA ISA catalog, granting transparency and simplicity to all the companies involved. They can select an audit provider and get standardized ISA results that other participants in the automotive industry accept.
TISAX Assessment Levels and Protection Needs
TISAX defines three assessment levels and three levels of protection: normal, high, and very high.
TISAX assessment level 1 – normal protection need. It is not used in TISAX but can be implemented for internal purposes in the true sense of a self-assessment. An assessor checks if a completed self-assessment exists but does not examine its content. Can be requested by your partner for a self-evaluation outside of TISAX.
TISAX Assessment level 2 – high protection need. Evaluation is carried out by an audit organization with the self-assessment as a basis, documents, and a phone interview.
TISAX level 3 – a very high protection need. An independent audit company does the assessment based on documentation and an onsite audit.
5 Steps to Get TISAX Certified
Simplify your TISAX Compliance with Compliance Aspekte
- The new catalog is fully implemented in Compliance Aspekte and is easy to work with. It contains the requirements from the spreadsheets “Information security,“ “Data protection“ and “Prototype protection” grouped in corresponding modules. Each requirement/control question is assessed by assigning levels of maturity.
- The TISAX requirements are displayed granularly and can be assessed separately. This helps to make the evaluation easier and more transparent, and crucially simplifies the decision-making process regarding the maturity level.
- The criticality of each requirement (must, should, high) and its implementation status is visible. This feature makes it much easier to answer the control question if you see that e.g., all related requirements are implemented. You can go into details and see further information on the requirement, such as a responsible person, documents and tasks assigned, and individually added information. The implementation of requirements can be supported by the creation of corresponding tasks or by adding individual controls. You also have the possibility to conduct a self-assessment.
- The assessment results of each topic can be seen on a dashboard. This way you always know at what point you are now.
- Compliance Aspekte allows you to succeed in TISAX assessments in one place and track progress easily.
- Our TISAX tool also supports a PDCA cycle, so it can help get certified and continuously improve your ISMS.
- One solution for all standards: with Compliance Aspekte it’s possible to manage multiple standards within a single system, and thus share the efforts, and understand dependencies, current statuses, and other aspects.
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TISAX is based on the essential requirements of ISO 27001, the internationally recognized standard for information security, and adapted solely for the automotive sector. ISO 27001 is applicable across all industries and depicts requirements, rules, and methods for ensuring information security within a company.
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