Lloyd’s Register Awards World’s First Digital Type Approval to HHI
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for the network security digital component of its Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS), confirming that the approved component performs its functionality seamlessly.
The is the world’s first ever type approval of a digital component, according to LR.
Digital type approval delivers an assurance system to provide confidence in the market for the supply of digital components and offers all the benefits of traditional type approval; reassurance on supply chain quality and robustness within the marine environment. Digital type approval can apply to both components within information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems.
HHI’s first-line network security component establishes a barrier between controlled internal networks and untrusted outside networks. This helps to mitigate against information and operational vulnerabilities as an increasing amount of data is stored, processed and transmitted by digital systems on board ships.