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Role of accreditation in this sector

Few sectors have developed as rapidly in recent years as information technology and telecommunications. Whether in the areas of artificial intelligence, the smart home, cybersecurity, cloud services or the Internet of things, there is no end in sight to the pace of innovation in forward-looking technologies.

All the more reason for accreditation to play its part in keeping an eye on safety and quality in the conformity assessment of the new products and systems emerging all the time. The focus here is not least on the functional safety of relevant devices and the testing of new or critical infrastructures and systems.

In this context, management systems in the area of information security, which are reviewed and certified by accredited certification bodies, are also of considerable importance.

Our departments in the IT and telecommunications sector

Information Technology and Cybersecurity

This technical unit accredits conformity assessment bodies in the areas of information technology and cybersecurity in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020.

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Electrical Engineering | Telecommunication | EMC | Active Medical Devices

This technical unit accredits on the basis of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 and DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020 in the areas of electrical engineering, telecommunications, EMC and active medical devices.

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Certification of persons and management systems (cross-sector)

The Certification of Persons and Management Systems (Cross-Sector) technical unit manages the accreditation of certification bodies for management systems in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17021-1 for various management system certification standards and for persons in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024.

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Application examples of accredited services in this field of activity

  • Implementation of conformity assessments with respect for example to the functionality of components, devices and systems and the functional safety of these products
  • Accredited services for products and services related to new infrastructures and systems (for example cloud and Industry 4.0), implementation of European and German law on information technology and information security, operation of systems in critical infrastructures and the technologies used for this purpose
  • Certification of information security management systems (ISMS) in accordance with the ISO/IEC 27001 standard
  • Certification for the IT security catalogue pursuant to the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG) on the basis of ISO/IEC 27006

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