Built by experts and maintained by seven founding companies, PSA Certified represents an independent collaborative effort that’s flexible enough to change with industry and geographic demands.
The founding companies include four world-leading evaluation laboratories; Brightsight, CAICT, Riscure and UL, alongside leading semiconductor IP company Arm, security consultancy company Prove & Run, and TrustCB who oversee and run the program.
Brightsight is the number one independent security lab in the world. With over 35 years of experience evaluating IT products against a variety of security requirements, Brightsight is the preferred business and advisory partner for certification and security evaluations of Smartcards, ICs, HSMs, System on Chip, Payment terminals, Smartmeters, Mobile Payment, IoT, Automotive and Biometric solutions. With offices in the Netherlands, Spain and China, Brightsight helps customers reaching their business goals with state-of-the-art technical capability and up-to-date certification knowledge in different regions and applications.
Founded in 1957, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (hereinafter referred to as “CAICT”) is a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. While sticking to the positioning of “a specialized think-tank for the government, and an innovation and development platform for the industry” and cherishing the cultural philosophy of “boosting prosperity with virtues and expertise” for years, CAICT provides strong support for the industry’s major strategies, plans, policies, standards, testing and certification, thus proving itself an important facilitator in the leapfrog development and innovation of China’s information and communications industry.
In recent years, with a view to adapting to the new eco-social backdrop and requirements and under the new national strategy of building China into a “strong cyber and manufacturing power”, CAICT has strengthened its efforts in making innovations to achieve wider and deeper research landscape while reinforcing its advantages in telecommunication and Internet. In-depth study and foresighted planning have been conducted in the fields of 4G/5G, industrial Internet, smart manufacturing, mobile Internet, Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV), cloud computing, big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, future network, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), intelligent hardware, and cyber and information security. CAICT has played an important role in research on strategies and policies related to the integration between industrialization and ICT and IT application, technological innovation, industrial development, and security assurance, which have strongly supported the strategy and policy making, such as Internet+, China Manufacturing 2025 and Broadband China, as well as the implementation of key tasks concerning various sectors.
Founded in 2001, Riscure is the global software and hardware security evaluation vendor, specializing in Chip, Embedded and Mobile devices. Riscure is also the leading manufacturer of Side Channel Analysis and Fault Injection test equipment.
Riscure provides Services, Tools, and Training to help customers around the world to enhance protection of their solutions and speed up the process of secure development and certification. To learn more about Riscure security evaluation and developer solution services for IoT and Semiconductor industry, please visit our website or get in touch with us.
With a focus on today’s realities and tomorrow’s needs, UL provides the trusted and critical security expertise that is required in an interconnected and cashless world. Governments and organizations rely on UL as a trusted partner.
Our security and identity management expertise enable businesses to implement innovations that guarantee regulatory compliance, maintain customer trust and increase market access. As the leading safety and security authority, UL works with governments, industry associations, and businesses to rethink security. Globally, over 10,000 organizations rely on UL. Our marks appear on more than 22 billion products around the world.
Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 130 billion chips. More than 70% of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. This technology combined with our IoT software and end-to-end connectivity, device and data management platform enables customers to derive real business value from their connected devices and data. Together with our 1,000+ technology partners we are at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud.
Arm has worked with its ecosystem to create PSA Certified. Contact us to find out more.
Prove & Run’s mission is to help its customers resolve the security challenges linked to the large-scale deployment of connected devices and of the Internet of Things by providing both security consultancy and cost effective off-the-shelf software solutions that dramatically improve the level of security of connected systems so as to protect them against remote cyber-attacks.
Prove & Run’s main competencies are in Security and Architecture, Operating Systems, Formal Methods and Security Certification with industry-recognized experts. Prove & Run has been associated as a consultant to the definition of major security schemes, Protection Profiles or security architectures for market leading customers.
TrustCB is a commercial Certification Body that provides provides high-assurance, unquestionable certification in a predictable, short timeframe. TrustCB specialises in certifying IT security products (and associated sites, processes and services) evaluated according to international and industry standards. We draw on the more than 45 years of experience in the certification and evaluation fields, which enables us to extrapolate the rigour of the Common Criteria certification process, and templatise and tailor this it to other verticals such as MIFARE, IoT, and the automotive sector. This creates accelerated and predictable timelines, allowing for on-time product launches and substantially reducing financial loss.
TrustCB is accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) against requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services as laid down in the EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012. The details of the accreditation scope can be found here.