Classification society DNV GL has issued type approval for the ND Secure Endpoint maritime cyber protection system developed by Israel-headquartered Naval Dome, in line with its DNV GL CP-0231 class programme.
Naval Dome has been granted Security Level 4 (SL4) for the system, the highest level of certification that can be awarded under the DNV GL rules.
The type approval programme was developed using the international standard ISA/IEC 62443, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, and consisted of verification of the security capabilities of the Naval Dome system, including penetration testing at DNV GL’s laboratory in Trondheim, Norway.
“We are very pleased to be able to award Naval Dome this certification. Our team supported them throughout the certification process, culminating in a four-day long test period, where ND demonstrated the cyber robustness of systems protected by their Secure Endpoint against a variety of methods commonly used by cyber attackers,” said Mate J. Csorba, DNV GL’s Global Service Line Leader for Cyber Security.
“This is the first time we have worked with a customer on SL4 and, after a very intensive and cooperative process, we can verify that they meet the requirements set forth in the standard and our class programme.”
The Naval Dome Secure Endpoint cyber defence system works with existing maritime OEM vendor software, adding a range of additional cyber security mechanisms. No changes are required to the original applications, nor does it change the operation of the Original Equipment Manufacturers’ software, the company says.
“DNV GL type approval of the ND Secure Endpoint cyber security system is an important development for both Naval Dome and the global shipowning community,” said Naval Dome CTO, Asaf Shefi.
“As the only cyber security provider to have achieved this level of certification, it delivers further confidence to shipowners that our system is verified to offer ships’ systems a very high level of defence against cyber-attacks.”