LR issues first digital component type approval to HHI

The network security digital component for Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS) has received type approval from LR, the first ever type approval issued for a digital component.

Digital type approval can apply to components within both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems, and is used to provide reassurance on supply chain quality and robustness within the marine environment.

Type approval of HHI’s first line network security component confirms it complies with LR type approval test specifications and the requirements specified for components that are part of digital systems onboard ships.

The approved component is installed on ships to establish a barrier between controlled internal networks and untrusted outside networks, to mitigate against information and operational vulnerabilities.

“We are glad to receive this digital type approval certificate from LR for the first line network security component of our smart ship system, ISS. We will continue our efforts to lead the digitalisation of the marine and offshore industry in order to maximise the benefit for our customers with new technology, ensuring it is applied safely,” said HHI Senior Executive Vice President, Kim Hyung-Kwan.