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The Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) Accreditation Program

Objective of Meeting

The objective of this session was to announce the launch of The Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) Accreditation Program.


On Monday morning during the Plenary there was a live streamed session on The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, with Forum Director Sally Long presenting an overview of the new Open Trusted Technology Provide™ Standard (O-TTPS) Accreditation Program, and announcing the public launch of the program

Following the overview, there was a panel discussion with some of the OTTF members that was facilitated by Allen Brown, President and CEO of The Open Group. Panelists were: Andras Szakal (IBM), Edna Conway (Cisco), Joanne Woytek (NASA), Fiona Pattinson (atsec information security), and Erin Conner (EWA-Canada). Each gave a bit more information on the program along with a positive testimonial.

It was noted that the O-TTPS Accreditation Program, operated by The Open Group as the Accreditation Authority, is the first of its kind in that it addresses both product integrity and supply chain security – helping to assure that organizations are mitigating the risk of maliciously tainted and counterfeit products by conforming to the Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS).

It was also announced that IBM is the first company to earn their accreditation, which they achieved for their Application Infrastructure and Middleware (AIM) Software Business Division. A plaque with the O-TTPS Accreditation Certificate was awarded to IBM for that achievement.

The panel noted that in assessing conformance to the standard, the accreditation program will be utilizing existing third-party assessor organizations who have already been certified as evaluators to one of the relevant ISO standards and who have additionally passed the O-TTPS Assessor Examination in order to assure they understand the standard, the assessment procedures, the accreditation policy, and other elements related specifically to the O-TTPS Accreditation Program.

Plaques were also presented to atsec information security and EWA-Canada for being the first O-TTPS Recognized Assessor companies

Organizations can download the O-TTPS v1.0 and the O-TTPS Accreditation Policy from the Trusted Technology subject area in The Open Group Bookstore

To learn more about becoming an accredited Open Trusted Technology Provider™ or an O-TTPS Recognized third-party assessor, visit:


See additional Links below.

Next Steps

The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF) will continue to outreach to all constituents in global supply chains to increase awareness for the standard and grow the number of accreditations. This will improve product integrity and supply chain security so that industry can Build with Integrity, Buy with Confidence™.


The Press Release can be found here.
Below are some Blog links that resulted from the launch announcement and provide additional perspectives to the Press Release and the Announcement:

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