KONGSBERG receives first DNV GL cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system
Høvik / Hamburg, 2 November 2017: As the shipping industry digitalizes, vessels are becoming sophisticated hubs of connected systems and sensors that generate and exchange data both onboard and
back to shore. This connectivity increases the need for cyber security and for ways of verifying the cyber safety of installed systems.
“At KONGSBERG we have been delivering solutions for remote support and data collection for many years,” says Bent Erik Bjørkli, VP Digital Performance at Kongsberg Maritime. “Over the last few
years, however, we have seen an increasing focus from our customers in the cyber security of the connected systems on their vessels. This was why we were so interested to work together with DNV GL on
the development of the new type approval. With the new type approval, we can now demonstrate the security of our systems through an independent verification process.”
Cyber security assessment
For the past year, DNV GL and KONGSBERG have combined their efforts to develop a new type approval programme for the cyber security assessment of control system components: “Security Assessment of
Control System Components, DNVGL-CP-0231”. The pilot system has been K-IMS, a core component in KONGSBERG’s digital ecosystem Kognifai. Designed in accordance with the principles in IEC 62443-4-2 and
IEC 61162-460, the type approval programme focuses on verifying both the technical reliability and cyber security of control systems.
“We would like to thank KONGSBERG for choosing to work with us on this project, and we are very pleased that K-IMS is the first product to have received the new type approval,” says Odd Magne
Nesvåg, Head of Control Systems at DNV GL – Maritime. “With the new ‘Security Assessment of Control System Components’ type approval programme, we have developed a rigorous certification regime to
demonstrate the cyber security capability of onboard systems. By choosing this new voluntary type approval for their systems, maritime vendors now have a way to show their customers they meet a set of
independently developed and verified quality standards in an area that is becoming ever more important in today’s connected maritime industry.”
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