TIC Council


The TIC sector plays a pivotal role in bringing to the society the data economy, artificial intelligence and internet of things.

Our members test digital solutions and products against connectivity, cybersecurity, privacy and safety requirements. This may include malicious code and penetration testing, interoperability testing or electromagnetic compatibility testing.

As policymakers worldwide adjust the regulatory framework to the digital economy, the TIC Council develops positions with our policy recommendations, so that we can contribute with our insights and experience on data, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

Existing global positions
Towards safe and secure connected devices - July 2020
With this Position Paper, TIC Council wants to put forward four main recommendations for safe and trustworthy connected devices in order to minimize risk sources and ensure safety, privacy and security.

Existing EU positions
TIC Council Updated Position on CRA on ITRE-IMCO Amendments
TIC Council is concerned with the current ITRE compromise position on the Cyber Resilience Act proposal and urges policymakers to engage in an informed and technical discussion on cybersecurity risks and solutions.
TIC Council Position on Cyber Resilience Act - January 2023
Considering the compliance system foreseen by the Act, the TIC sector is a central player in the successful implementation of the text. The TIC Council is therefore pleased to share its position on the proposed Cyber Resilience Act. The paper describes the current challenges facing the EU horizontal cybersecurity framework and proposes orientations for achieving a higher level of cybersecurity and competitiveness at the European and international levels.
Cybersecurity of Medical Devices - February 2022
In line with the mission of the TIC sector to support the design of policies that improve health and safety while promoting innovation and facilitating trade, the position paper aims to provide clear recommendations to ensure the continued safe and secure use of connected medical devices on the European market and to guarantee the safety of European patients.

Existing Americas positions
Principles for Effective and Reliable Artificial Intelligence in the Americas - September 2022
TIC Council recommends clear, enforceable principles for the application of Artificial Intelligence to support safe, reliable, and secure consumer use. Use of independent third. Incorporating the use of independent third-party TIC organizations into compliance programs for Artificial Intelligence systems is a cost-effective strategy to protect and support consumers’ use of AI-enhanced products and systems.
Strong Cybersecurity Protections Support a Safe and Secure Product Infrastructure - April 2022
Cybersecurity risks presented by Internet-capable devices require a strong regulatory framework to protect consumers which includes third-party conformity assessment, certification and labelling. The third-party conformity assessment industry has the necessary capabilities and consumer trust to serve in this role.
The TIC Council Comments to the Qualification Process for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification “CMMC” CMMC 3rd Party Assessment Organization “C3PAO”
The TIC Council would like to comment on the CMMC program's C3PAO application for certification requirements as published.
A Safe and Reliable Internet-of-Things Capable Product Infrastructure - June 2021
Risk to safety, security, and privacy exist at all levels of development of Internet-capable devices, requiring action throughout the product life cycle to protect consumers. The third -party conformity assessment industry has the necessary capabilities and consumer trust to serve in this role.
Robust Cybersecurity Framework for Industrial Control Systems - June 2021
The TIC Council supports the incorporation of IEC 62443 cyber security standards and associated assessment and compliance program, or parts thereof, into a framework for Industrial Control System (ICS) cybersecurity programs. A robust framework will provide beneficial policies to ensure the continued reliable operation of industrial systems.
Counterfeit Products sold on E-Commerce Platforms Pose a Growing Risk to Safety - March 2020
To address the growing issue of counterfeits, TIC Council Americas has published this Position Paper to assist e-commerce platforms in halting the threats to public health and safety.

Past global positions
The Internet of Things (IoT) and Consumer Products Hazards - IFIA’s Recommended Guidelines for Ensuring the Safety of Connected Devices
The International Federation of Inspection Agencies (“IFIA”) provides the testing, inspection and certification industry’s recommended guidelines for the consumer product market to ensure the safety of IoT products.
The International TIC Sector Supports Efforts to Address Cyber-Security in Connected Devices
With this Position Paper, IFIA and the international TIC sector express their strong support towards a transparent and comprehensive regulatory framework for certification on cybersecurity that would be beneficial for consumers, industry, and authorities alike

Past EU positions
The International TIC Sector Welcomes the Proposed Measures by the European Commission as a Positieve Step Towards Securing the Cyberspace
IFIA and CEOC International, on behalf of the independent third-party Testing Inspection Certification (TIC) sector, welcome the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Cybersecurity Certification Framework for ICT products and services, including requirements for the essential functions and tasks of ENISA in the field of cybersecurity certification.
Independent Certification Providing Trust in Cyber Security - July 2017
IFIA and CEOC International support the European Commission’s efforts to raise the level of trust and security within the connected society. As reliance on a digitally connected world increases and cyber-attacks become more sophisticated, harder to protect against, and more costly than ever, governments and citizens must be able to trust in the security and resilience of their critical infrastructure, systems, components and devices

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