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12 October 2021

TÜV SÜD Joins the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)

TÜV SÜD is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC). They have recently joined the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) to help the organization’s membership advance trust, interoperability and secure communication between IP connected IoT devices and services.

As a trusted partner for safety, security and sustainability solutions, TÜV SÜD works with manufacturers of IoT and connected devices helping them achieve compliance with multiple mandatory global requirements including cybersecurity. This experience will be valuable to the ongoing work program of OCF. This promotes collaboration between stakeholders across the IoT ecosystem to deliver an ISO/IEC-based Secure IP Device Framework, an open-source reference implementation and an industry-recognized certification program. As a Gold member of OCF, TÜV SÜD will be eligible to participate in work groups; lead working groups and lead and participate in task groups.

Chris Guy, CEO of TÜV SÜD UK quoted “Connectivity is now the norm but with increased connectivity comes increased vulnerability, therefore security is paramount. We’re excited to be contributing to an organisation whose mission is to promote efficient interoperability and strong IoT security”.

Mark Trayer, OCF Chair comments: “OCF welcomes TÜV SÜD as a valued expert in IoT security. We look forward to benefiting from their expertise as they work collaboratively alongside OCF’s 500+ strong membership. To enhance OCF’s trusted open internet protocol (IP) framework, which dynamically aligns with baselines for IoT security and privacy regulations, offering peace of mind and enriched experiences".


TÜV SÜD is a global, trusted partner of choice for safety, security and sustainability solutions. Over the last 150 years, we have added value to our partners and customers through a comprehensive portfolio of testing, certification, auditing and advisory services.

About OCF

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is a global, member-driven technical standards development organization. Its 500+ members are working to enable trust, interoperability and secure communication between IP-connected IoT devices and services.

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