Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) have been granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) by the Korean Register (KR) for their technical procedures and methodology for implementing Ship Cyber Resilience. The approval is in accordance with IACS UR E26, which will become mandatory for ships under contract from January 2024. KR and HD Hyundai have been collaborating on a research and development project since September last year, with the aim of applying and validating the cyber resilience of ships’ main systems and associated equipment.
The cyber resilience of ships includes measures to reduce cyber accidents and mitigate their impact on the operational technology systems essential for safe navigation. HD HHI and HD KSOE have designed a cyber resilience network for ships’ main systems and established a response system based on technical procedures and methods based on a cyber risk management framework. KR verified the feasibility, security, and suitability of the draft cyber resilience concept, leading to the granting of the AIP.