Munich, 20 March 2018. - bayernets GmbH has had its Technical Security Management (TSM) successfully certified for the third time. With the TSM Certificate, the DVGW (German Association for Gas and Water Applications) certifies the secure and reliable operation of the transmission system operator’s technical systems. The TSM certification procedure is repeated every five years.
“For bayernets, the TSM Certificate issued by the DVGW is an important attestation of the high quality of our company’s technical standards. Technical Security Management is the basis for ensuring legal certainly regarding the structure and process organisation of our company”, says Rainer Dumke, Managing Director of bayernets GmbH.
In addition to this, bayernets GmbH has also been successfully certified by TÜV Rheinland for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). As a Transmission System Operator, the company thus fulfils all the security requirements set out in the stipulations of the IT Security Catalogue of the Federal Network Agency. bayernets ensures appropriate protection against threats posed to the telecommunications and electronic data processing systems needed for safe and efficient grid operation.
“It is of utmost importance to bayernets as an operator of a systemically relevant infrastructure to protect systems and data from unauthorised access. Our company and all our employees play an integral role in maintaining the highest of IT security standards”, emphasises Managing Director Rainer Dumke.
The national IT Security Act constitutes the legal basis for introducing an ISMS in accordance with DIN ISO/IEC 27001, 27002 and 27019. Along with other grid operators, bayernets GmbH, as a transmission system operator, was called upon to implement an IT Security Catalogue drawn up by the Federal Network Agency that was based on this legal foundation and to install an ISMS. bayernets GmbH was successfully certified by TÜV Rheinland in the middle of December 2017. The ISMS is audited annually and certification is repeated every three years.