07.12.2020

TISAX test result is available

ITPower Solutions GmbH constantly attaches great importance to confidentiality, availability and integrity in handling information. We are also obliged to meet the special requirements in terms of information security that apply in the automotive industry. We achieve this at the highest level by taking extensive measures to protect sensitive and confidential information.

Therefore, ITPower Solutions GmbH conducted the examination procedure for TISAX certification. TISAX stands for “Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange” and is a standard for information security developed by the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). It is based on the Information Security Assessment (ISA) developed by the VDA – a list of questions based on the ISO 27001 standard.

The TISAX assessment was conducted in November 2020 by the accredited testing institute operational services GmbH & Co. KG. TISAX and the TISAX results are not intended for the general public. The result is exclusively retrievable over the ENX Portal: https://portal.enx.com/de-DE/

TISAX is a registered trademark of the ENX Association

17.08.2020

The introduction of MDR has been postponed – Use the time

The introduction of the new Medical Device Regulation 2017/75 (MDR) poses challenges for many companies in terms of risk analysis and regulatory compliance of processes for the development of their products. The effective date, originally scheduled for this year, has now been postponed to May 26, 2021, due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Many companies complained in advance about the additional burden arising to get their products certified. The postponement of the MDR’s effective date provides companies with valuable time to ensure the conformity of their products in advance of certification by a Notified Body. This time should be used wisely to achieve certification readiness in time!

ITPower Solutions offers comprehensive risk analysis and consulting for embedded software development. We have many years of experience in the field of development and quality assurance of embedded systems in safety-sensitive industries such as medical technology and the automotive industry. We work according to the respective guidelines and standards of the industry such as ISO13485 and IEC EN 62304 in medical technology or ISO26262 in the automotive industry.

In addition to our consulting activities we also offer extensive operational capacities. We have extensive project experience in the area of embedded software testing and use this knowledge for our consulting activities. This enables us to offer you experience-driven consulting services.

In the context of MDR implementation we can support you in many ways, e.g. by:

 

 

Our services cover the entire development cycle of embedded software.

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02.08.2020

Research project on the attack-based automation of security testing for IoT applications

In a current research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy through its Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM), ITPower Solutions as part of a five-member consortium is developing a new method for securing IoT applications. The importance of the issue is due to the increasing interconnection of electronic devices towards the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) and the resulting security challenges these systems face.

Project partners in the consortium are ITPower Solutions GmbH, quapona technologies GmbH, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) and the University of Leipzig.

The research project aims to develop a continuously automated solution for tool-supported security testing for IoT applications. This solution includes an automated generation of test cases, automated test execution and a sensor-based test evaluation in order to detect vulnerabilities. Among other things, this will support the development of effective patches to eliminate security vulnerabilities in IoT applications.

The research work of ITPower Solutions in this project focuses on security test execution using the test tool ContinoProva. The tool will be made applicable for testing modern IoT software by product development aiming at the enhancement of connectivity and real-time capability.

The project starts on 1 September 2020 and runs over a period of two years.