Globally acclaimed German digital and cyber security expert TÜV SÜD today, announced that TÜV SÜD South Asia Pvt. Ltd. is now empanelled by The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) as information security auditing service provider. To this effect, TÜV SÜD South Asia Pvt. Ltd. will conduct information security audits for government organisations and other sectors of Indian economy to help enhance the company’s reputation whilst building consumer trust. The audits will be performed as per “The Terms and conditions of Empanelment” as issued by CERT-In from time to time and published on CERT-In Website.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Govt. of India, has been designated to serve as the national nodal agency for incident response under Section 70B of Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 CERT-In’s primary role is to raise cyber security awareness among Indian community, to provide technical support and advise them to help recover from cyber security incidents.
TÜV SÜD assesses the security posture of enterprises against external and internal threats and is equipped with capabilities to provide testing and consultancy services such as Enterprise IT Security Assessments, IoT security, Industrial Security, Data Protection, EU GDPR, Red Team Assessments, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT), Forensics and Vendor risk management to name a few.
Speaking about the announcement, Vishal Nerurkar, Vice President – Business Assurance, TÜV SÜD South Asia said, “We are excited to be empaneled by CERT-in for providing information security auditing service. The auditors are selected by CERT-In following a strict and rigorous four step empanelment procedure to ensure the creation of a competent panel with the finest IT security providers. Empanelment with CERT-In is testimony to our relentless pursuit of creating world-class services, in-depth knowledge, technical ability, domain expertise for our IT and digital security business. We are looking forward to partnering with organisations to tackle one of the biggest threats faced by them in the digital era – cybersecurity and data protection.”
Recently, RBI through a circular released on April 6, 2018, has mandated that payment service providers need to have their data stored locally in India. In this regard, they have mandated a system audit to be conducted by CERT-In empanelled agency and submit their report to the RBI by the end of this year. With this empanelment, TÜV SÜD South Asia Pvt. Ltd. may also have option to support payment service providers by conducting thorough IT system audits and present timely reports.
In the advent of Industry 4.0 gaining foothold and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) within the industrial space; digitisation is bringing about advances in contemporary automation, IT security & privacy and smart manufacturing technologies. TÜV SÜD helps companies integrate the latest technologies into their businesses across sectors while ensuring functional safety, interoperability, and minimising IT security risks. They also support companies to tap into the potential of digitisation and minimise the risks involved in increased connectivity.