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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

Understanding the Safety of Collaborative Robots

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 7, 2017 11:17:15 AM

Whenever it is feasible to utilize robots in the factory, manufacturers will often find that option irresistible. It is universally agreed that robotics technology has enabled significant productivity boost in manufacturing, especially in a large, monotonous, and autonomous assembly line (e.g. automotive plant).

What is interesting: if you ask the same manufacturers to use the same robots side-by-side with their personnel, suddenly everybody turns skeptical and asking if they are exposing their personnel to hazards. That is normal, because while everybody wants spend less effort at work, which robots could easily provide, nobody wants to get hurt.

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Topics: cobot, robot, robotics, Functional Safety, cybersecurity

Automotive Cyber Security: A Complex & Evolving Landscape

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 2, 2017 2:51:32 PM

With rapid economic development across Asia Pacific the automotive industry will continue to witness an upward trend in production of vehicles. Asia Pacific is home to some of the largest vehicle manufacturers for passenger cars, with China, Japan, and Korea contributing over 37 million units of production, or 42 percent of the global production market. With that, the automobile industry will continue to place a record number of cars on the roads.


Rising expectations around levels of comfort, navigation assistance, car intelligence, and safety are no longer limited to the realms of luxury cars, but well entrenched in all car segments. To achieve this onboard systems in all cars are now increasing complex, interconnected and all online (IoT of cars) – surfacing the issue of security which has already drawn attention of car manufactures paving the way for the Automotive Cyber Security Industry as a distinct category already estimated to be at around USD 759 million by 2023^ and would probably continue to grow.


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Topics: e-mobility, Mobility, automotive, cybersecurity, IoT

TUV Rheinland cooperates with VisualThreat

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 21, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Global testing and inspection service provider employs new technology for cyber security testing of vehicles

TUV Rheinland and VisualThreat announced a strategic partnership aimed at helping the automotive industry test, detect and remediate the increasing cyber security threats targeting next generation vehicles. VisualThreat’s cyber security technology and TÜV Rheinland’s testing facilities and experience will provide automotive industry and component manufacturers with complete testing services to ensure their automotive products are secure from cyberattacks and meet industry standards for secure performance.

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Topics: cybersecurity, automotive

Cybersecurity risks in Healthcare are as real as virus in hospitals

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 14, 2017 11:23:44 AM

In the last few years we have seen breakthroughs in the IT industry, innovations in medical devices, and software that has brought in a paradigm shift in the healthcare services sector. These technological advancements and healthcare IT solutions promise a brighter, healthier future for mankind. It has become inevitable that, today’s healthcare stays in pace with the current technological developments in the field. Today's hospital is already equipped with advanced gadgets and powerful digital technology and tomorrow will have a much more effective healthcare technology. These advancements provide doctors with crucial data points to take critical as well as effective decisions, which ultimately improve quality of treatment and overall experience of the patient.

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Topics: medical, cybersecurity