Kiwa can help you. By taking the recent cybersecurity trends into account, Kiwa developed the Remote Access for Remote Services (RARS) scheme, also known as K21048. The RARS scheme is a collection of tests set up by Kiwa that focuses on different kinds of systems that are remotely accessible. An alarm system is a clear example of this kind of product. Together we can create trust in the enablingh chain of entities of your product and make sure it is future proof.
Remote access: the ability to access a network or computer from afar through the use of a network connection. It enables users to access the systems they need, whilst the users are not physically able to connect directly to it. In this way, it is possible to remotely perform certain actions and operations on systems. Because the hardware and software ecosystem are rapidly changing, the complexity of systems is also increasing. This means that the security risk becomes also higher because the products are collaborating between several components and have multiple factors that influence its overall safety.
Albeit the main concern is data safety, and privacy for the end-user, all the various mechanisms that make the product work and operate, need to meet a certain level of security in order for the whole product to be deemed secure. The RARS scheme offers a solution to this problem and forms a foundation of security whereupon you can build. By combining multiple areas of expertise within one scheme safety and security can be offered integrally.
Manufacturers or suppliers whom utilize technology to remotely operate or interact with systems. If your product or system makes use of for example a mobile application the RARS scheme is a perfect fit for you.
RARS Scheme: Safe and Secure
The RARS K21048 scheme adressess, among others, the following topics:
- Safety and Security of a mobile application
- Connections of the application
- Access Levels
- Secure Code development
- Functional Security
- Quality systems
Why a RARS certificate?
When your product complies with the RARS scheme you as a manufacturer or supplier can show your system, which is remotely accessible, is actually safe and secure. With the corresponding certificate, you can assure your customers your product is trustworthy, free from security flaws and future proof. Ultimately a RARS K21048 certificate will stand as proof that you took the extra leap to ensure proper security against cyberthreats.
Examples of products and systems which can be assessed according to the RARS scheme are:
- A smart alarm system
- A smart doorbell
- Remotely Accessbile meters in various appliances such as gas and water.
- A smart stove which is remotely operateable
A plethora of products can be assessed according to the RARS as long there is one or more forms of remote access possible. More information about the scope of our RARS scheme can be found in the brochure on the right end side. The diagram in this brochure elaborates on the RARS scheme using the example of alarm components.