Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted type-approval to the network security digital component of Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS)
The first-line network security component of ISS establishes a barrier between untrusted external networks and controlled internal networks. It helps to mitigate against information and operational vulnerabilities arising from the increasing amounts of data stored, processed and transmitted by shipboard digital systems.
The type-approval confirms the component performs its function seamlessly, and is the first type-approval granted to a digital component so far. Digital type approval can apply to components from both information technology and operational technology systems.
HHI senior executive Hyung-Kwan Kim said “We are glad to receive this digital type-approval certificate from LR for the first-line network security component of our smart ship system, ISS.
“We will continue our efforts to lead the digitalisation of the marine and offshore industry to maximise the benefit for our customers with new technology, ensuring it is applied safely.”
LR North Asia technical support office manager Young-Doo Kim said “We are very pleased to issue this digital type-approval certificate to HHI and we believe this is the first step in moving towards digital ships consisting of approved digital components with safeguards in place to protect against cyber incidents.”