How can we harness its potential while minimising the risks?
Ushering in the fourth technological revolution
Homes, phones, factories, energy grids – it seems that everything has the potential to be ‘smart’. As we stand at the threshold of the fourth technological revolution, digital transformation is enabling components, machines and systems to communicate with one another autonomously.
"Our goal is to help companies integrate the latest technologies into their businesses while ensuring functional safety, interoperability and minimizing IT security risks."
This is radically changing the way we live and work. Home security and electric vehicles are increasingly a part of our lives. In the factory, predictive maintenance means that equipment is able to monitor and replace its own faulty parts. In some cases, manufacturing times have reduced from days to mere hours.
But the potential of digital transformation will only be fully realised if people have confidence in new technologies. TÜV SÜD is uniquely positioned to accomplish this. We are involved with pilot projects across industry sectors such as Automotive, Energy and Manufacturing. Our goal is to help companies integrate the latest technologies into their businesses while ensuring functional safety, interoperability and minimizing IT security risks. Our security testing, risk assessment and certification services ensure trust in the transformative power of digital technologies. To us, the future is already here.
Infrastructure security: In an eight-month honeynet project, TÜV SÜD simulated the critical infrastructure of a municipal waterworks network. Our IT Security experts detected and analysed a total of 60,000 unauthorised access incidents and attacks from over 150 countries. Find out more.
Realising Industrie 4.0 transformation: To drive industry-wide transformation, we developed the Smart Industry Readiness Index with Singapore Economic Development Board. The Index evaluates current state of manufacturing facilities, offering a structured and holistic approach to start, sustain and scale transformation efforts. Find out more.
Secure online transactions: TÜV SÜD’s S@fer Shopping Certification has given Expedia a clear advantage in the competitive online travel category. In addition to closing the ‘trust gap’ between Expedia and its customers, the S@fer Shopping Certification process provides a data security framework for Expedia websites worldwide. Find out more.
Smart manufacturing: TÜV SÜD is part of a SmartFactoryKL initiative to develop new concepts, standards and solutions for the intelligent factory of the future. We have launched a modular certification scheme for flexible plant structures to facilitate set-up and operation of smart production facilities.