San Diego – September 12, 2017 –The Open Group granted Technology Integration Group (TIG) certification to the Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) – Mitigating Maliciously Tainted and Counterfeit Products. Certification is applicable and available to all ICT providers in the chain: OEMS, integrators, hardware and software component suppliers, value-add resellers and distributors. Being able to identify certified organizations on a public registry not only benefits commercial customers and governments who want to work with trusted technology partners, it also benefits COTS ICT providers, who can identify and choose to work with certified component suppliers, distributors and value-added resellers that would also be listed on the registry – thus enabling a holistic approach, essential to raising the bar on security and integrity for all constituents in the supply chain.
The O-TTPS was developed and is maintained by The Open Group and in 2015 was submitted through the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) process to ISO/IEC where it was approved as ISO/IEC 20243:2015. The standard is one of the first standards aimed at assuring both the integrity of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) information and communication technology (ICT) products and the security of their supply chains. The standard helps safeguard the products and their global supply chains against the increasing sophistication of cybersecurity attacks.
“Achieving this certification is part of our commitment to provide our government customers with the highest quality of product and service. The detrimental increase of cybersecurity threats, along with the significant risk of counterfeit or compromised product and how to deter this is important to us… As a result, customers now need assurances they are buying from trusted technology providers who follow best practices.” said Bruce Geier, CEO - Technology Integration Group