TÜV SÜD offers certification for EU cybersecurity rules

TÜV SÜD has announced it will now offer compliance services for electronics makers grappling with the EU’s upcoming cybersecurity regulations.

The new rules are laid out in the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which is set to come into force in the summer of 2024.

The RED will apply to a broad range of electronic products which will only be allowed to enter EU markets if they have been evaluated for compliance with the new cyber security requirements.

As an EU Notified Body, TÜV SÜD has been authorized to evaluate devices for compliance with the requirements of the RED.

“We can support customers worldwide with accredited test laboratories, highly trained experts and an in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements”, says Florian Wolff von Schutter, manager IoT cyber security and functional safety at TÜV SÜD product service.

“The EU market is one of the most important for electronic products after China and the US1. Also it is still expected to grow by 1 or 2 percent each year, so it will remain attractive for manufacturers to secure their access to this market.”

The delegated act of the RED on cybersecurity and privacy has been published in the Official Journal of the EU and the rules laid out in the directive go into force on August 1, 2024.

Products covered by the RED are electrical or electronic products that intentionally receive or emit radio waves for radio communication and/or radiodetermination as well as all radio receivers, including broadcast sound receivers and digital terrestrial broadcast TV receivers among other things.

TÜV SÜD has also published an online report on the RED.