What we do
Accreditations
Certifications
Our Journey

‘THE NUMBER ONE SECURITY LAB IN THE WORLD’

What we do

As a security evaluation specialist with many years of experience, our holistic approach includes consultancy services, training and unique analysis tools. We ensure a precise preparation for the comprehensive product approval process. Close collaboration during the development phase enables us to understand each customer’s individual security needs.

Our customers include international financial institutions, the IT and automotive industries, and governments. The results of our evaluations are used by major international organisations such as EMVCo, MasterCard, PCI-PTS and Visa and by nation-specific certification schemes. Brightsight is the only lab in the world accredited by five Common Criteria Schemes (Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Turkey and Norway).

We are accredited by ISO/IEC 17025 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories RvA nr L355) to perform security evaluations.

Accreditations

Over the years, we have acquired all the relevant internationally recognised security evaluation accreditations. Based on this comprehensive list of licenses, we are authorised to analyse and test data-security aspects for many different IT products and to produce corresponding expert opinions and reports required in the course of the security approval processes.

Common Criteria Accreditations

Accreditations for secure smart card products

Accreditations for Payment Terminals and related devices

Accreditations for secure IT products

Customers & Certifications

As one of the exclusive providers, we hold all relevant internationally recognised security evaluation accreditations. Based on this comprehensive list of licenses, we are authorised to analyse and test data-security aspects for many different IT products and to produce corresponding expert opinions and reports required in the course of the security approval processes.

Our Journey

1984

Started security evaluation activities within the TNO EIB (evaluation centre for security techniques) unit

1997

Developed the capability to perform Common Criteria evaluations

1998

First VRIR and VHAR evaluations done

2003

First CAST evaluation done

2004

Merged the EIB and Common Criteria activities to operate under the name of TNO ITSEF BV and accredited by the German certification body BSI

2004

Very first PCI PTS v1 approval was issued based on a Brightsight report

2005

Achieved first CC certificate for IC product based on Brightsight report

2006

Company name changed to Brightsight

2014

Moved to our second building

2015

Reached a number of 100 colleagues with 20 different nationalities

2016

Accredited for the fifth CC scheme TSE. besides BSI, NSCIB, Sertit and JISEC

Today

The world's number one security lab