Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded type approval certification (TAC) to an IoT solution offered by METIS Cyberspace Technology SA: ‘METIS IoT SYSTEM’.
his solution is a combination of two services, ‘METIS SHIP CONNECT’ & ‘METIS SPACE’. It offers data acquisition and analysis through an AI-based system.
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METIS Cyberspace Technology SA specializes in Data Acquisition, Real-time Performance Monitoring and Intelligent Analytics for the Maritime Industry, using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
To obtain the type approval certification, METIS has demonstrated to BV cyber security experts that its system ensures the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data collected within a fully secure architecture.
The approval follows a series of meetings between METIS and BV experts to verify compliance with all requirements set out in BV Rule Note NR 659. It is based on a review of the METIS system schematics, detailed documentation, security functions and services.
The high level of technical expertise that METIS teams have been able to demonstrate shows that some equipment suppliers in the maritime industry have already understood and are even anticipating the formidable challenges brought about by the new IACS URE27 that will come into force on January 1, 2024
Paillette Palaiologou, Vice President for Southeast Europe, Black Sea & Adriatic Zone at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, commented.
In addition, Serafeim Katsikas, CTO, METIS, said that “data itself is a resource but its value depends on the techniques used for acquisition, monitoring and analytics to ensure its cleanliness, security and relevance.”
As for BV, it has developed a comprehensive framework based on its NR659 Rules on cyber security for the classification of marine units. This framework outlines comprehensive organizational and technical measures, enabling shipowners to protect their assets, and defining expectations for crews, shipyards and manufacturers.