Neutral Partners is your go-to information security readiness consulting firm for organizations seeking alignment with the automotive industry’s trusted information security standard, TISAX (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange). Our team of experts is dedicated to helping you navigate the TISAX assessment process and achieve compliance, ensuring that your organization meets the rigorous information security requirements of the automotive industry.

What is TISAX?

TISAX is an information security standard developed by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) to ensure consistent security practices across the automotive supply chain. It is based on the widely recognized ISO/IEC 27001 standard, with additional requirements specific to the automotive industry. TISAX assessments are conducted by accredited audit providers, who evaluate an organization’s compliance with the required security controls.

The purpose and objectives of TISAX are to establish a common and accepted framework for information security within the automotive sector. By aligning with TISAX, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to protecting sensitive information and meeting the expectations of their automotive partners.

Core components and structure of TISAX include the VDA ISA (Information Security Assessment) catalog, which is based on critical aspects of ISO/IEC 27001, and additional requirements specific to the automotive industry. Organizations must implement appropriate controls based on their risk assessment, ensuring that their information security practices meet the unique needs of the automotive sector.

Who benefits from aligning with TISAX?

TISAX is specifically designed for organizations operating within the automotive industry, including manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers. Aligning with TISAX is essential for businesses that handle sensitive information from automotive partners and clients. It demonstrates their commitment to information security and helps build trust within the industry.

Benefits of aligning with TISAX

Enhanced security posture

By implementing the security controls required by TISAX, organizations can establish a comprehensive approach to information security tailored to the specific needs of the automotive industry.

Improved customer trust

Achieving TISAX compliance demonstrates an organization’s commitment to information security, helping build trust with automotive partners and clients.

Reduced risk of data breaches and fraud

Aligning with TISAX can differentiate organizations from competitors, offering a competitive advantage in the automotive sector.

How Neutral Partners can help.

Managed Compliance

Our Managed Compliance service provides end-to-end management of your TISAX program, ensuring that your organization maintains a robust security posture at all times. We support you in implementing the necessary policies, processes, and controls, monitor your ongoing compliance, and provide guidance on continuous improvement. Our expert team takes the burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your core business operations.

Readiness Assessment

Our Readiness Assessment service identifies and remediates gaps in your security posture, ensuring complete alignment with TISAX requirements. Our experienced consultants comprehensively analyze your existing information security practices, compare them to the standard’s requirements, and provide actionable recommendations for addressing any identified gaps. This service is essential for organizations seeking to achieve TISAX compliance or maintain their existing compliance.

Internal Audit

Our Internal Audit service evaluates the effectiveness of your information security controls, ensuring that your organization remains in compliance with TISAX. Our skilled auditors thoroughly examine your organization’s security policies, procedures, and controls, identifying any areas of non-conformance and providing recommendations for improvement. This service helps you maintain a strong security posture and prepare for external TISAX assessments.

Risk Assessment

Our Risk Assessment service identifies and prioritizes risks to your information assets, ensuring that you implement appropriate controls in line with TISAX requirements. We evaluate your organization’s unique risk landscape, considering threats, vulnerabilities, and potential business impacts. Based on this analysis, we help you develop a risk treatment plan that addresses the most significant risks, ensuring that your organization remains effective and resilient in the face of evolving threats.

Policy Development

Our Policy Development service creates tailored policies and procedures that align with the TISAX standard, ensuring that your organization meets the requirements. We work closely with your team to develop customized documentation, considering your specific business needs, goals, and operational processes. This service ensures that your organization has a solid foundation for compliance with TISAX.

Tabletop Exercise

Our Tabletop Exercise service designs and facilitates custom tabletop exercises to test your organization’s incident response capabilities in TISAX. These exercises simulate information security incidents, allowing your team to practice their response strategies and identify areas for improvement. Participating in our expert-led tabletop exercises can strengthen your organization’s incident response capabilities and ensure preparedness for real-world security events.

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Achieving and maintaining TISAX compliance is essential for your organization’s security and success in the automotive industry. Partner with Neutral Partners to benefit from our expertise and dedicated support in navigating the complexities of the TISAX standard. Contact us today to begin your journey toward a robust information security posture.