TÜV SÜD Articles
Filling the cyber security gap
The General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC (GPSD) covers the safety of any products that do not fall under other European Union (EU) Directives, largely serving as a general safety net. Craig Ormerod, Senior Manager at TÜV SÜD, explains.
IoT device security challenges
Joe Lomako, Business Development Manager (IoT) at TÜV SÜD, explains how to identify cyber weaknesses and mitigate against them.
Six cyber security trends for 2021
The ‘new normal’ is forcing companies to reconsider their existing plans, structures and processes and to seek out new solutions, including in cyber security. The experts from TÜV SÜD Sec-IT has kept companies and their IT security departments up to date with the important trends and developments to look out for next year.
TÜV SÜD UK launches UKCA Technical Advisory service
TÜV SÜD UK has launched a UKCA Technical Advisory service to help businesses meet the new conformity assessment requirements for goods being placed on the UK market from 1st January 2021. Although the UKCA mark will replace the EU’s CE marking, different rules apply to different products and UK nations.
TÜV SÜD warns of new safety standard deadline
TÜV SÜD is warning manufacturers of ICT and AV Equipment that if they do not comply with a new safety standard (IEC 62368) within the next two months, they will no longer be able to sell their products in the EU.
Changes to EMC test approaches
Three years ago, an EMC emissions standard replaced others that the electronics industry had been familiar with for decades. It was hoped that these changes would make EMC emissions specification selection easier when testing equipment, but we still see some confusion. Richard Poate, Senior Manager at TÜV SÜD explains the changes to EMC test approaches.
TÜV SÜD appoints Mary Grigsby as Head of Product Service
Mary joined TÜV SÜD 31 years ago, as a graduate in its EMC Service Line. Since then she has held various technical and managerial roles, most recently as Director of Test Operations. She has worked across a wide range of product sectors, including aerospace, consumer, electronics, medical and automotive.
Safety First podcast gives insights on cyber security
No doubt, during the corona crisis cyber attacks are on the rise. So, what should we all be prepared for? Together with Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer of Cybereason, we take a deep look into cyber security for 2020 and beyond
Healthcare cyber security - safe and secure or an open door?
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) presents powerful opportunities for device manufacturers to develop new competitive advantages, as digitisation delivers increased efficiencies and unmatched flexibility, enabling real-time data access for medical practitioners to improve patient care. Richard Poate, Senior Manager at TÜV SÜD explains the issue of healthcare cyber security.
Cyber security and the IoT
Digitisation and the increasing connectivity provided by the Internet of Things (IoT) bring enormous opportunities, but also unforeseeable risks and serious vulnerabilities that can be exploited by new forms of cyber crime. Joe Lomako, Business Development Manager (IoT) at TÜV SÜD, explains the link between cyber security and the IoT.
IoT and the digital twin
Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), describes the application of IoT in industrial processes and manufacturing. By implementing solutions related to big data, machine learning, digital twin, artificial intelligence (AI), predictive analytics etc., manufacturers aim to achieve the optimal level of responsiveness, adaptiveness and fully connected processes. Joe Lomako, Business Development Manager (IoT) at TÜV SÜD ex...
Bringing notified body auditing and testing together
As the regulatory requirements of the global medical device market are complex and vary between regions, manufacturers are faced with increased product development costs and time to market challenges. Richard Poate of TÜV SÜD explains.
Aerospace fluid susceptibility test service launched
TÜV SÜD has launched its new fluid susceptibility test service, to help aerospace manufacturers determine whether materials used in equipment can tolerate the damaging effects of fluid contaminants. TÜV SÜD’s new fluid susceptibility test service will rigorously test aviation components to ensure they comply with the requirements of aerospace and defence standards.
Ensuring functional safety of medical devices
As digitalisation and automation progress, electrical, electronic or programmable electronic systems (E/E/PES) are used increasingly in the field of safety applications. Growing complexity and connectivity bring new requirements for the functional safety of systems, with previously separate applications growing closer together. Richard Poate, Medical Health Services Manager at TÜV SÜD explains.
How do you prepare for unannounced audit visits?
The European Union (EU) has a mandatory requirement for Notified Bodies to conduct unannounced audit visits, at least once in every third year, to all manufacturers certified under one of the European medical device directives. Richard Poate, Senior Manager at TÜV SÜD Product Service, explains what measures to put in place to prepare for this eventuality.
EMC and RF testing chamber reduces costs and time to market
The TÜV SÜD Product Service has invested more than £400,000 in a new EMC and RF testing chamber, and will for the first time offer 24-hour testing services. Based at TÜV SÜD Product Service’s Hampshire headquarters, the new semi-anechoic EMC chamber is in addition to its eight existing ones, significantly increasing capacity to meet exponential market demand for a one-stop compliance service.
Exploring the behaviours of AI systems in autonomous driving
Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and TÜV SÜD are launching a joint project to certify systems based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) used in autonomous driving and develop a ‘road worthiness test’ for algorithms. To do so, the experts will explore the learning behaviours of AI systems with the aim of being able to control the systems reactions. The main objective is to develop an open platform, known as &lsq...
Testing is not black and white with RED
With the world going wireless, radio equipment covers an ever growing variety of products, driven by the growth of mobile devices and wearable applications aiming to increase our levels of connectivity. Therefore, it is vital that this equipment is tested correctly as Jean-Louis Evans, Managing Director at TÜV SÜD Product Service explains.
TÜV SÜD appointed Certified Body for Cyber Essentials programme
It has been revealed that TÜV SÜD United Kingdom has achieved Certified Body status for the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials programme, which is designed to protect organisations from cyber security threats. Organisations certified by TÜV SÜD can promote that their IT systems comply with a Government-endorsed standard, demonstrating that they are protecting their own and their customers’ data by having a robust and...
Company offers guidance on ISO 9001
A comprehensive guide has been developed by TÜV SÜD for entrepreneurs, consultants and auditors and all those engaged in the establishment, certification and continual improvement of quality management systems (QMS) according to ISO 9001:2015. The guide interprets and explains the requirements of the standard in order to facilitate its implementation.