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AVL Receives ENX Vehicle Cybersecurity Label

ENX approved: AVL extends its pioneering role in the field of data security

ENX Zertifikatsübergabe

Data security is one of the decisive parameters in vehicle development. The mobility technology company AVL Software and Functions, based in Germany, has now proven once again that it fully fulfils the IT security standards of the automotive industry. With the new ENX Vehicle Cybersecurity (VCS) certification, AVL is one of the first companies to receive the label following a successful audit.

Regensburg, Germany, December, 2023: With the TISAX standard, the governance organisation ENX Association has established a uniform audit standard for information security in the automotive industry. With VCS, ENX is now introducing a standardised audit programme in the area of vehicle cyber security. AVL Software and Functions has successfully completed the new certification programme. The award of the label confirms that AVL fulfils the highest requirements for secure data exchange with clients and
development partners. This includes standards such as ISO/SAE 21434, ISO/PAS 5112 and UNECE Regulation 155. Obtaining the ENX VCS label in combination with TISAX® creates a solid basis for trustworthy co-operation between manufacturers and AVL.

Lennart Oly, Executive Management, ENX Association: "At ENX international teams of experts from the automotive industry develop standards and tools for trustworthy collaboration. We would like to thank AVL for actively contributing experts to the standardization work as well for being one of the first to be audited according to this standard."

Immo Wehrenberg, Assurance Program Manager ENX Association: "The completion of the Vehicle Cyber Security project marks an important milestone. The audit will also be available to other companies at the start of 2024."

Christian Erichsen, TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH : "The aim of the VCS project is to establish standardized auditing in this area internationally so that car manufacturers can rely on uniform standards. The development of the VCS Audit Scheme is helping to further increase vehicle cyber security at a time when cyber attacks are constantly on the rise. We are pleased to contribute to greater security with our experience and the expertise of our auditors. With ENX VCS, we see a promising approach. Our auditors were impressed by the comprehensive and highquality coverage of the topic."

Georg Schwab, Managing Director AVL Software and Functions: "We recognised the need to become active in the field of cybersecurity for the automotive sector at an early stage. This milestone shows that early investment in innovative areas pays off."

Dirk Geyer, Head of Security and Architectures AVL Software and Functions: "Successfully passing the ENX VCS audit at the first attempt testifies to the high level of maturity of the processes and methods developed by our security team. Our customers and partners benefit from our stability and experience. The next challenge will be to upgrade our
software development processes to ASPICE 4.0



f.l.t.r. 1st row: Lennart Oly, Executive Management, ENX Association, Georg Schwab, Managing Director AVL Software and Functions, Christian Erichsen, TÜV SÜD

f.l.t.r. 2nd row: Suhas Konanur, Project Lead VCS Audit ENX, Clemens Bolmus, Communications ENX, Immo Wehrenberg, Assurance Program Manager ENX Association, Dirk Geyer, Head of Security and Architectures AVL Software and Functions, Thomas Dirscherl, Department Manager Security AVL

With more than 11,200 employees, AVL is one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and beyond. Drawing on its pioneering spirit, the company provides concepts, solutions and methodologies for a greener, safer and better world of mobility.

From ideation phase to serial production, the company covers vehicle architectures and platform solutions including the impact of new propulsion systems and energy carriers. As a global technology provider, AVL’s offerings range from simulation, virtualization and test automation for product development to ADAS/AD and vehicle software. The company combines state-of-the-art and highly scalable IT, software and technology solutions with its application know-how, thereby offering customers extensive tools in areas such as Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity or Embedded Systems.

AVL's passion is innovation. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and with 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is supporting customers in their mobility ambitions. In 2022, the company generated a turnover of 1.86 billion Euros, of which 11 % are invested in R&D activities to ensure continuous innovation.

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ENX is a trust anchor for cross-company data exchange and the protection of sensitive data in the automotive industry, supported by its members and users. Founded in 2000, the ENX Association is an organization of automotive manufacturers, suppliers and national automotive associations. The aim of ENX is to enable and simplify secure and trustworthy collaboration in industrial value-added networks.

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