Brightsight lead partner of PSA Certified

25.02.19 10:16 AM By Brightsight

Delft, 25 February 2019. Brightsight is proud to announce that we are a lead partner of Arm while setting up Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Certified. PSA Certified is an IoT security evaluation scheme initiated by Arm to support customers in implementing the level of security they need for their devices. Its objective is to help build trust in the Internet of Things by making independent security testing the norm for IoT platforms.

We should expect that any devices connected to the internet can be hacked. This is why security can never be optional. Although independent security evaluation is crucial to implementing security in a trusted manner, consistent testing by trusted third parties is not yet the norm in the IoT industry. As a result, there is still a lack of trust in connected devices, ultimately slowing IoT deployment. In order for the IoT to succeed, developers as well as consumers need to be able to trust the level of security of their devices.

As security is a shared responsibility, Arm worked together with leading security labs – including Brightsight – to develop PSA Certified. Improving the security of IoT devices through independent testing will help build trust in the IoT; this in turn will build trust in valuable IoT services on which successful businesses can be built. Trust, in other words, builds value.

“Arm and its partners have invested heavily in delivering PSA Certified to the wider industry, enabling IoT security to become more scalable and cost-effective,” says Dirk-Jan Out, CEO of Brightsight. “Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the time, cost and risk associated with security for everyone in the IoT ecosystem. As the largest independent security evaluation lab in the world, we are happy to be able to contribute to this by offering our customers PSA Certified security evaluations.”

For more information on PSA Certified click here

If you are interested in a PSA Certified™ evaluation, please send an e-mail to

About Brightsight
Brightsight is the number one security lab in the world and has over 35 years of experience in evaluating IT products against a variety of security requirements. We aim to be your preferred business and advisory partner when you need certification to enter a market with your hardware and/or software products.

We offer security evaluations to developers and manufacturers of security products and applications, such as smart cards, ICs, HSMs, System on Chips, Payment terminals, Mobile Payment solutions, IoT solutions, Automotive solutions and Biometric solutions.

We can open up the global market for you by providing fast evaluations and certification. The results of our evaluations are recognized by major international organisations such as EMVCo, Arm PSA certified, SESIP, Common Criteria, Mastercard, PCI, Visa and American Express, as well as several nation-specific certification schemes.

In addition to security evaluations, we offer you customised training courses to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to take on future challenges in your business. Brightsight is located in Delft, the Netherlands (HQ), Barcelona, Spain and Beijing, China

Click here to read the PR of Arm about PSA Certified.