Don’t trust a star without a kite – Why TS007 star ratings are meaningless without a Kitemark

Techtalk | Straff Cooke, Technical Director, Mila

When you buy a security product which is proudly emblazoned with the TS007 logo, you know exactly what you’re buying right?  Well, not exactly.

The one, two or three stars attributed to products tested to TS007 indicate that a sample of that product has achieved that standard, not that the product you are buying would definitely do so.  That is because third party certification is not mandatory within TS007 so you have no real way of knowing whether the product you’re actually buying is exactly the same as the sample which passed the test. Continue reading…