The German association Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) is responsible for information security in the automotive industry. Its leading goal is standardisation, research and development of the industry. It also hosts the International Motor Show Germany in Frankfurt. It associates car manufacturers and all participants in the supply chain. VDA members include brands such as BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler and more than 600 other automotive companies around the world.
In order to meet the market needs in terms of assuring the highest level of protection and information security, VDA has developed a detailed Information Security Assessment (VDA ISA). This survey provides a comprehensive basis for internal and external audit of the organisation.
The origin of its creation is related to the universal approach to the process model of information protection presented in ISO/IEC 27001. VDA ISA expands its scope in order to include issues specific for the automotive industry. Within ten years from the launch of the first working group in the field of the information security by the VDA, VDA ISA has become a new tool for assessing the level of maturity of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
In May 2016, the ...