KR and Hyundai LNG Shipping to pursue maritime cyber research

The Korean Register (KR) and Hyundai LNG Shipping (HLS) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct joint research on the development of guidance for maritime cyber security systems.

Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly verify cyber security systems applicable to new ships and will develop risk analysis and design safety evaluations for cyber security technologies.

“HLS is pleased to sign this important MoU with KR, as a commitment to develop our proactive cyber security expertise to further support shipowners and their vessels when the new regulations (from IMO in 2021) come into force,” said Choi Jang-Pal, Head of Business Operation Division, HLS.

KR established its own maritime cyber security certification system last year and provides cyber security certification services for companies and ships, as well as cyber security type approval services for networks and automation systems.

“The MoU and resulting joint research conducted with HLS will strengthen KR’s capabilities in the certification of new ships, ensuring our organisation’s position as a technological industry leader in the maritime cyber security sector,” said Ha Tae-Bum, Executive Vice President of KR’s R&D Division.

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