Techross’ ballast water management systems received the Cyber Security Capability certification from Lloyd’s Register Classification on November 15. According to LR Classification, this is the first company to receive the Cyber Security Capability certification in the BWMS industry and Asia.
With the recent development of smart ships, ship management has transitioned to computer-driven, such as IT and IoT. Voyage log software and digital data operated through the communications network present huge opportunities for improving efficiency and convenience to users. However, they also pose daunting security and safety challenges for a wide range of stakeholders, such as hacking. For this reason, clients have continuously called to build up the capability to respond to cyber attacks and cyber security capability.
Techcross responded to such a call by receiving the Cyber Security Capability certificate. The two models that received the certificate are ECS, direct electrolysis and HYCHLOR, indirect electrolysis.
LR Classification’s Cyber Security Capability refers to the system, process, and standard established to guarantee the highest levels of safety, quality, and confidence in the design of a ship and its operation. It has four levels, with Level 1 indicating compliance with stipulated security regulations and Level 4 indicating control of high risks and stable security maintenance. Techcross received Level 1.
Techcross revealed its plans to acquire cyber security certificates from other classification societies in the future in order to reinforce security capability of its BWMS.
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