SHI Awarded ABS Cyber Approval


Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) new Smart Ship Solution has been granted the ABS Certificate of CyberSafety Compliance for demonstrating adherence to the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries.

SHI’s Smart Ship Solution looks to improve vessel efficiency using real time data provided by sensors on the hull and key equipment.

The new developments of real time data transfer between ship and shore facilities that enable automated operations create a pressing cybersecurity challenge for the industry, with new vulnerabilities and opportunities for unauthorised access.

Director of the Global ABS CyberSafety® program Paul R. Walters said: “SHI Smart Ship Solution was successfully tested and evaluated for compliance with the ABS Cybersecurity Guide.

Read the “Major Maritime Cyber Incidents: A Review” for further details on recent cybersecurity attacks on the maritime sector

As a global leader in marine cybersecurity, ABS is pleased to be working with SHI to ensure the next generation of vessels is better equipped to address the increased level of cyber risk they will certainly face.”

SHI Ship and Offshore Performance Research Center Vice President Dr. Dong-Yeon Lee said: “Gaining the ABS Certificate of CyberSafety Compliance is an important first step to apply the Smart Ship Solution in the marine and offshore industries.

Through the ABS/SHI Joint Development Project, SHI is proud to acquire the world's first ship system ABS Certificate of CyberSafety Compliance.”

ABS continues its work in guiding marine and offshore industries in Cybersecurity matters, and have announced that they will continue to work with SHI on next-gen cybersecurity technology for smart ships – focusing both on the ship’s onboard architecture and the onshore fleet management systems.

Read more: Shipping Giants Back Standard to Stop Ship Cyber Attacks

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