ISO 27034 Certification: Elevating Application Security in Automotive SaaSISO 27034 Certification: Elevating Application Security in Automotive SaaS


January 31, 2024



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ISO 27034 Certification: Elevating Application Security in Automotive SaaS

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ISO 27034 is a globally recognized standard, developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization, and is dedicated to application security within the realm of IT. It provides a guideline for integrating security seamlessly into the life cycle of software development. This standard emphasizes a structured framework to manage and mitigate security risks in application software, ensuring that security is a foundational aspect of development, rather than an afterthought.

Application Security Framework at Sibros and ISO 27034 

As a leader in connected vehicle solutions, Sibros recognizes the critical importance of strong application security and is proud to announce its recent ISO 27034 certification. This marks a significant milestone in our journey to provide secure solutions to the automotive industry. ISO 27034 certification is a testament to Sibros’ commitment to superior application security standards. It involves an exhaustive process that scrutinizes every facet of application development and security.

As mandated by ISO 27034, the Application Security Framework is a critical component in the certification process. This framework is not just a set of guidelines but a comprehensive blueprint that integrates security into every phase of application development, and Sibros has meticulously developed its framework to align with these high standards. Key components of Sibros’ security framework include:

  • Secure by Design: This approach involves identifying potential security threats and designing solutions to ensure that security considerations are ingrained from the earliest stages of application design and throughout the development process.
  • Security Control Integration: This includes adopting robust encryption methods, secure coding practices, and regular security testing.
  • Automated Security Tools: These tools aid in continuous monitoring and scanning for vulnerabilities, ensuring that any security threats are identified and addressed promptly.
  • Training and Awareness: Sibros invests heavily in training and awareness programs for our development teams to ensure that all personnel are updated on the latest security practices and threats.
  • Compliance and Regulatory Alignment: Our framework aligns with not just ISO 27034 but also with other relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards to ensure a holistic approach to application security.
  • Feedback and Continuous Improvement: We gather insights from security audits, user feedback, and industry developments to continuously refine and enhance our security practices.

Risk Assessment

This portion of the ISO 27034 certification process involves a thorough and systematic evaluation of potential security vulnerabilities that might arise during the application development lifecycle. This assessment is not a one-time procedure but an ongoing process that adapts to new threats and changing environments. 

The process begins with categorizing risks based on their impact and likelihood, which helps with prioritizing the risks and devising tailored strategies to mitigate them effectively. We utilize advanced tools and methodologies, such as threat modeling and penetration testing, to simulate potential attack scenarios and identify weaknesses. Additionally, this comprehensive risk assessment also considers the regulatory landscape, ensuring that all security measures are in line with global standards and compliance requirements.

Implementation of Security Controls

At Sibros, the implementation of security controls is a critical step in complying with ISO 27034 standards, reflecting our commitment to robust application security. This phase involves applying a series of strategic and technical measures designed to protect our applications from potential threats. We start by defining clear security objectives for each project, ensuring that these objectives align with the overall security policy of the organization. Following this, a range of security controls is deployed, tailored to address the specific risks identified during the risk assessment phase.

These controls include but are not limited to, secure coding practices, regular code reviews, encryption of sensitive data, implementation of data privacy, and data access control mechanisms. Additionally, we employ prevention and detection systems to safeguard against unauthorized access and potential breaches. This dynamic approach ensures that our applications remain resilient against evolving security challenges.

Continuous Monitoring and Improvement

This ongoing effort involves regular monitoring of our security controls and application environments to swiftly detect and address any vulnerabilities or deviations from our stringent security standards. Utilizing advanced monitoring tools and techniques, we ensure that our security measures are always effective and up-to-date. 

This continuous cycle of assessment, adjustment, and enhancement not only fortifies our existing security posture but also prepares us to adeptly respond to new challenges in the ever-evolving landscape of application security, thus ensuring that our software solutions consistently meet the highest standards of security and reliability.

ISO 27034

For Sibros, the ISO 27034 certification is much more than a mere accolade. It is a reflection of our unwavering dedication to application security and a commitment to our partners and customers that we adhere to the highest standards of security in our software-defined device solutions. 

Secure Application Development

With this ISO 27034 certification, Sibros distinguishes itself in the automotive SaaS industry. We not only comply with international standards for application security but also champion them in our operational ethos. Our Deep Connected Platform, renowned for its comprehensive coverage in connected vehicle and device data management and over-the-air updates, stands reinforced by this certification.

This certification also reinforces Sibros' position as a trailblazer in secure automotive software solutions. In an era where application security is paramount, our certification ensures that we are not just meeting, but setting the standards for security in automotive SaaS. As the digital and automotive realms converge, we continue to lead the way in developing solutions that prioritize security at their core. We invite you to join us on this journey as we continue to shape a secure and dynamic automotive digital future. Contact us today. 

Mahesh Venugopala
Mahesh Venugopala
Mahesh Venugopala serves as Senior Director of Security at Sibros where he is repsonsible for stewarding cybersecurity practices, methods and frameworks across the company's suite of cloud-based and embedded software products. Prior to joining Sibros, Mahesh was responsible for security at Autonomic (a subsidiary of Ford), a SaaS data platform managing billions of connected vehicle signals and events per day. Mahesh has over 20 years of experirence across roles in product security, security architecture, cryptography, key management, encryption in transit and rest, cloud security, secure software development life cycle (SDLC), and secure DevOps.