TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services today announced the launch of a new personnel certification program to address the demand for cybersecurity expertise in the complex and challenging operational technology (OT) and industrial security sector. The new Certified Operational Technology Cybersecurity Professional Program is being offered in response to the growing demand for specialists in industrial cybersecurity.

Nigel Stanley, Chief Technology Officer, Operational Technology and Industrial Cybersecurity at TÜV Rheinland said, “As an engineer leading other engineers I see the huge value in an externally verified certification program to help me benchmark the expertise of my team.” He added, “This part of the cybersecurity market is one of the most complex to deliver in, and anything that helps improve quality is beneficial. There are lots of emerging certifications in this sector but the TÜV Rheinland approach focuses on the key requirements of safety and cybersecurity.”

The Certified Operational Technology Cybersecurity Professional (TÜV) certification program actively assesses candidates using a combination of a professional career review, interview and technical examination. Experts who meet the required standard will receive certification from TÜV Rheinland. This allows them to use the title "Certified Operational Technology Cybersecurity Professional (TÜV)”. Certified experts are expected to continue their professional development and must undergo a new evaluation by TÜV Rheinland every three years to retain their certification. It is expected that successful candidates will have access to discounted events, activities and other benefits as may be available from time to time.

More quality for the industry

In such a complex area of cybersecurity, a third-party verified certification program can help companies benchmark the expertise of their teams against the demands of industrial cybersecurity.” We can apply the many years of experience we have as a consulting provider of cybersecurity services for industrial companies. Adding a personnel certification program is the next step in our commitment to increase the quality and focus on industrial cybersecurity,” says Frank Luzsicza, Executive Vice President for Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity at TÜV Rheinland. “For us as one of the largest providers in the professional development market, the emerging topic of industrial cybersecurity is a perfect fit. We are pleased to be able to contribute to further professionalization in this market with the new certification program,” adds Markus Dohm, Executive Vice President for Academy & Life Care at TÜV Rheinland.

Certification requirements and costs

Candidates for the new certification program should have at least ten years of experience in cybersecurity, including five years in leadership roles. To prepare for the exam candidates are asked to create a structured case study. After a review, they will be invited to an online presentation and a technical question-and-answer session. The certification costs 350 Euro. Further information on the program can be found at www.tuv.com/en/otcybersecurityprofessional .

Cybersecurity and Personnel Certification at TÜV Rheinland

For over 20 years, TÜV Rheinland’s Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity Business Stream has been helping companies from various industries, government agencies and public institutions to use innovative technologies securely. With nearly 1,000 consultants worldwide, our experts have a high level of industry knowledge about digital transformation and cybersecurity.

PersCert TÜV is TÜV Rheinland’s independent personnel certification body with locations all over the world. It assess acquired and existing qualifications in accordance with the principles of the internationally recognized ISO/IEC 17024 standard. The personnel certificates represent convincing proof of competence to make skills transparent.

Über TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence more than 20,000 people; annual turnover is nearly EUR 2 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com

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