SGS, an inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, has announced the acquisition of Brightsight, a cybersecurity evaluation laboratory network for chip-based secure payment systems, secure identity solutions, and IoT platforms.

Brightsight is an independent network of laboratories located in the Netherlands (Delft), Spain (Barcelona), China (Beijing), and France (Aix-en-Provence). Brightsight’s product range includes bank cards, mobile payment systems, payment terminals, electronic identity solutions (e.g., electronic passports) and secure embedded platforms for the Internet of Things.

As an independent body, Brightsight is accredited by financial institutions, government agencies, and other key bodies, such as Global System for Mobile Communications and TrustCB, to evaluate the resistance of customer products against cyberattacks. In addition, Brightsight is the only laboratory in the world that has been accredited by five different Common Criteria Schemes (International Organization for Standardization 15408).

Founded in 1984, Brightsight achieved EUR 19 million in revenue in 2020, and its 150 highly qualified employees will join SGS’s cybersecurity team.