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ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland Sign Partnership Agreement for Cybersecurity Services

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 12, 2018 2:57:50 PM

Leading classification society ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland have concluded a worldwide partnership agreement for cybersecurity services.

ClassNK is a classification society which carries out surveys to help ensure the safety of vessels and marine structures, and has many achievements involving the certification of ship equipment. TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services providing digital services for safety, cybersecurity and privacy. Earlier, ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland built a cooperative relationship through the signing of partnership agreements in 2012 for wind turbine certification and in 2015 for test and product certification.

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Topics: cybersecurity, maritime

An Integrated Approach to Functional Safety and Cybersecurity

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 8, 2018 3:28:32 PM

How can safety and security be jointly assessed to resolve conflicts, and what role can bowtie analysis play to realise the vision of integrated safety and security? These were the topics discussed on 28 March 2018, at the ‘Integrated approach to safety and security’ event in London, hosted by TÜV Rheinland’s Risktec and CGE.

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Topics: ICT, cybersecurity, Functional Safety, bowtie

What to Do When Automated Application Security Testing Falls Short

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 7, 2018 12:13:32 PM

As the number of applications developed explodes, the prospect of performing Application Penetration Testing on each application, with limited budgets and scarce resources, becomes increasingly daunting and seemingly impossible. Application risks will never be sufficiently mitigated by relying on automated scanning alone. Typically, there are three main dynamic options practiced today, and they vary in coverage, accuracy, and cost.

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Topics: ICT, cybersecurity, IoT

TÜV Rheinland IoT Excellence Center Grand Opening

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 19, 2018 5:00:00 PM

TÜV Rheinland, a global leader for independent inspection services, unveiled the plaque for its Internet-of-Things (IoT) Excellence Center in Longhua, Shenzhen to mark its official opening. Top executives including Dr. Michael Fübi, Chairman of the Executive Board of Management of TÜV Rheinland AG, Holger Kunz, Executive Vice President Products of TÜV Rheinland AG, Stefan Kischka, Vice President of TUV Rheinland Wireless/IoT, Yushun Wong, Executive Vice President TÜV Rheinland Greater China, and Lili Hu, Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland Shenzhen, were on hand for the formal launch of the center. Zhang Feimeng, Deputy Director-General of Invest Shenzhen and Martin Fleischer, Consul General, German Consulate General in Guangzhou, were invited to speak at the ceremony.

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Topics: cybersecurity

Your Operational Technology. Protected.

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 1, 2018 9:36:02 AM

Risk Assessments on Cybersecurity for Industrial and Operational Techology (OT)

The number of cybersecurity related incidents in OT and industrial networks
has risen in every sector in recent years, there have been well publicized of production lines being halted and intellectual property being stolen as a result of cyberattacks. This is impacting the ability for companies to innovate and drive forward into new markets.

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Topics: cybersecurity

TŰV Rheinland Celebrates Data Privacy Rights on Privacy Awareness Week Exhibits at the 1st National Data Privacy Conference

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jun 22, 2018 10:05:55 AM


Since the formal implementation of the Data Privacy Act in the Philippines recently, data breaches andother data privacy-related violations committed by some of the most respected local brands in the country have populated the local news. These incidents have stirred concern and served as a wake-up call for organizations to pay attention to the importance of data protection and compliance to the law.

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Topics: cybersecurity

TUV Rheinland and OpenSky: Cybersecurity Trends

Posted by TUV Rheinland on May 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM


How can businesses better protect themselves from the increasing volume and complexity of cyberattacks while preparing for the opportunities of automation and digitalization of industries?

TÜV Rheinland sheds the light on these questions in our “Cybersecurity Trends 2018”, available for download at http://www.tuv.com/en/cybersecurity-trends-2018


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Topics: cybersecurity

Incorporating Cybersecurity in Safety Case

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Apr 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Leading regulations and standards, such as the Safety Case requirement in Singapore, emphasize that Major Hazard Installation (MHI) operators should take into account all likely risks, and these must surely include those relating to cybersecurity.

The number of cybersecurity-related incidents in industrial control networks has risen in every region in recent years, and there have been well publicized reports of sophisticated malware and threat actors disrupting safety instrumented control systems.

Organizations operating industrial facilities have a responsibility to monitor, detect, and mitigate cybersecurity attacks in order to maintain the safety, integrity and availability of their plant which, if compromised, may have a severe and detrimental impact on society.

The trend to digitization and system inter-connectivity means that operational technology engineering and operating personnel may not realize the full extent of cybersecurity vulnerabilities they face and are thus inadequately prepared to deal with potential attacks.

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Topics: Industrial, cybersecurity, safety case

Phishing your way Past Multi-Factor Authentication

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 28, 2018 5:23:08 PM

Let’s say an attacker gains access to a valid set of employee credentials. If you don’t have multi-factor authentication (MFA) in place, the attacker has hit the jackpot. They can quickly authenticate against any publicly available asset that accepts the compromised username and password.

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Topics: cybersecurity

Enabling IOT and Cyber Security

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Dec 4, 2017 10:52:35 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly influencing how people and everyday things interact via the Internet. Find out what are some of the top trends in IoT development in a snapshot:

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Topics: cybersecurity