ClassNK issues first type approval certificate for equipment that has appropriate cyber resilience measures implemented

04 July 2024 – ClassNK has issued its first type approval certificates under new IACS cyber resilience measures. The new certificates have been issued to the following products:

Applicants Products
Rosemount Tank Radar AB
(an Emerson company)
Rosemount CMS System
Kongsberg Maritime AS K-Chief & K-Safe
Kongsberg Maritime AS AutoChief 600& K-Steering

IACS has established two Unified Requirements (UR), UR E26*1 for ships and UR E27*2 for on-board systems and equipment, as minimum requirements for cyber resilience, which is the capability to reduce the occurrence and mitigate the effects of cyber incidents due to cyber-attacks. The URs have been applied to new ships contracted for construction on and after 1 July 2024. In line with this, ClassNK has incorporated these requirements in Part X of its ‘Rules for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships’, which is about computer systems, and ‘Guidance for the Approval and Type Approval of Materials and Equipment for Marine Use’*3.

ClassNK carried out an examination of the products based on the mentioned rules and guidance. Upon confirming that they comply with the prescribed requirements, a type approval certificates were issued.

ClassNK has set up a portal site aggregating related information to support clients in smoothly responding to requirements relating to cyber resilience and has been providing information through it.

*1 UR E26: Cyber resilience of ships
UR E26 aims to ensure the secure integration of both Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) equipment into the vessel’s network during the design, construction, commissioning, and operational life of the ship. This UR targets the ship as a collective entity for cyber resilience and covers five key aspects: equipment identification, protection, attack detection, response, and recovery.