ClassNK has released the second edition of its Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships, targeting newbuildings and shipyards
The second edition of the guidelines contain updates to the control measures and the framework to implement such measures to incorporate the international cyber security standards for industrial control systems IEC 62443 series and the latest recommendation on cyber resilience for new ships (Rec. No. 166) published by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) in May 2020. In addition, they introduce requirements for adding class notations to classification codes related to cyber security.
The new guidelines are based on the ClassNK Cyber Security Approach, which was released in March 2019 and outlines the classification society’s basic approach to ensuring onboard cyber security for ships.
The guidelines are a compilation of current best practices for newbuilding designs by shipyards and shipbuilding owners from the perspective of identifying computer systems that should be protected from cyber incidents and of building networks to protect them.
ClassNK carries out cyber security verification in the design and construction stage of newbuildings based on the guidelines and issue a class notation to compliant ships in response to applications for registration inspection during manufacturing by shipyards. The guidelines are available on the society’s website.
In September 2019, ClassNK set up a cross sectional team of marine and security experts to boost its cyber security capacity and completed its first cyber security management system certification in December 2019 when it certified NYK LNG Shipmanagement Ltd and its LNG carrier Pacific Mimosa.