DSME data platform completes ABS cyber assessment

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has been awarded a CyberSafety Product Design Assessment (PDA) for its DS4 Smart Platform by classification society ABS.

“We are pleased to have earned the ABS CyberSafety PDA to demonstrate the security of our DS4 Smart Platform. Digitalisation of fleet data is of benefit to owners and allows for condition-based maintenance strategies to be developed without increasing cyber security risk,” said Choi Dong Kyu, DSME Executive Vice President.

The DS4 Smart Platform collects data from equipment and systems on board a vessel for processing and visualisation to provide operational information to the ship operator. The ABS CyberSafety PDA process included a review of the system’s vulnerabilities listed in the vendor report and verification of mitigation measures undertaken during type testing.

“Increased levels of connectivity and reliance on more digitally-enabled systems introduce risks into the maritime supply chain and downstream owners,” said John McDonald, ABS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

“Addressing risk in the supply chain allows the owner to mitigate potential negative impacts when that equipment is integrated on board vessels or offshore asset. The ABS CyberSafety PDA gives the owner installing the system confidence that the known vulnerabilities can be managed to minimise the impact on the vessel’s cyber security posture, while providing useful operational information.”

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