SGS’ Cyberlab in Graz earns accreditation from the German Federal Office for Information Security

SGS’ Cyberlab in Graz earns accreditation from the German Federal Office for Information Security

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announces that its Cyberlab in Graz, Austria is now accredited to carry out cybersecurity evaluations according to Common Criteria for the Technical Domain ‘Smart Cards and Similar Devices’ following certification from the BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik), the German Federal Office for Information Security.

This Technical Domain is the foundation for high security evaluations on semiconductor chips. Traditionally used for mobile payments and electronic identification cards, the domain also has relevance to emerging markets, such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Automotive.

A major milestone for SGS, this Common Criteria accreditation complements those SGS recently gained in the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Singapore and Turkey, with the acquisition of Brightsight, the world’s leading cybersecurity evaluation laboratory for chip-based security products.

Christoph Herbst, Head of the Cyberlab in Graz said: “To secure this license, our experts had to conduct highly advanced attacks, such as Side-Channel and Fault Attacks on semiconductors chips. We are proud to have finished the process within just one year, an achievement which demonstrates the excellence, commitment and focus of our team.”


The range of products able to be evaluated relate to the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, healthcare, smart energy, smart buildings, telecommunication, mobile devices and automotive. In addition to product and software evaluations, SGS also provides cybersecurity services related to systems, networks, cloud services and organizations.

These announcements demonstrate SGS’s commitment to and leadership in cybersecurity in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) world.

For further information on our Cybersecurity Services, please visit our webpage or contact:

Julie Cabrol
Global Marketing and Communications Director
Connectivity and Products
t: +33 7 86 75 02 46



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