Information security in the automotive industry – TISAX standardizes test results

For sensitive projects in the automotive industry, proof of information security is a decisive prerequisite for cooperation in the supply chain.

The TISAX® (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) platform was created to avoid cost- and time-intensive multiple checks and to facilitate proof of information security across companies between manufacturers, suppliers and service providers.

The benefits you get from TISAX®

  • Saving time and money by avoiding duplicate and multiple checks

  • Creating new business opportunities and winning more contracts

  • Using the platform to select suitable suppliers or service providers

TISAX Audit Services


The TISAX platform was created at the beginning of 2017 in order to avoid costly and time-consuming multiple checks, and to facilitate proof of information security across companies between manufacturers, suppliers and service providers.

The scope of the assessments is standardized and graded according to individual protection requirements of three protection classes (from low to high). Audits are recognized by TISAX participants (suppliers and manufacturers) and certification is valid for three years.

After initial registration, companies wishing to join the TISAX platform commission a testing service provider such as DEKRA to assess their information security. A final report showing the achieved level can then be conveniently delivered to selected companies requesting TISAX.

TISAX participation in four steps:

  1. Registration of the company as a participant on the TISAX platform
  2. Selection of a testing service provider
  3. Verification on the basis of documents or on-site inspections
  4. Exchange of test results with selected suppliers and service providers

TISAX audit requirements

The testing and exchange mechanism is founded on the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) catalogue of ISA (Information Security Assessment) requirements, largely established on the basis of the international ISO/IEC 27001 standard. Assessment begins with a basic test on the topic of information security and offers further optional modules such as prototype protection, data protection, and connection to third parties. This eliminates special requirements in extensive individual catalogues from the major automobile manufacturers.

Your successful participation in TISAX® in four steps

Gain from our expertise

  • Our experienced and independent experts provide optimal services for your TISAX assessment.
  • Benefit from new business potentials: By receiving TISAX audit by DEKRA and participating in the platform, companies maintain visibility and increase opportunities for contracts.
  • Our portfolio contains over 40 accreditations we are authorized to perform, and our services can be combined to provide maximum benefits.
  • Stand out from your competitors and strengthen your market strategies.


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