How is the Tech­ni­cal Secu­ri­ty System (TSS) Cer­ti­fied?

The requi­re­ments for the com­pon­ents SMAERS (Secu­ri­ty Module App­li­ca­ti­on for Elec­tro­nic Record Kee­ping System) and CSP (Cryp­to­gra­phic Ser­vice Pro­vi­der) are spe­ci­fied by pro­tec­tion pro­files. Com­pli­an­ce with the spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons for each com­po­nent is ensu­red in the course of cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on.

Johannes Ferner

Johan­nes Ferner

Unter­neh­mer, Finanz & Tech­nik-Exper­te

What is a pro­tec­tion pro­fi­le (Schutz­pro­fil)?

The BSI (Federal Office for Infor­ma­ti­on Secu­ri­ty) spe­ci­fies in pro­tec­tion pro­files, which tech­ni­cal requi­re­ments have to be ful­fil­led to achie­ve the goal of the Kas­sen­SichV. The pro­tec­tion pro­files descri­be secu­ri­ty objec­ti­ves and requi­re­ments for secu­ri­ty func­tions of the com­pon­ents. Howe­ver, the pro­duct-spe­ci­fic con­cretiz­a­ti­on is done by the manu­fac­tu­rer.

How does a cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on take place?

An eva­lua­tor (a com­pa­ny accredi­ted by the BSI) checks the com­pli­an­ce of the pro­tec­tion pro­files of the com­pon­ents. The eva­lua­ti­on report is then for­war­ded to the BSI for review. Once the TSS has been cor­rect­ly imple­men­ted accord­ing to the app­li­ca­ble regu­la­ti­ons, it is cer­ti­fied. The BSI issues the cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on. This must be rene­wed every five years.

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