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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 

Korean Register (KR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to conduct a joint study on Ship Cyber Security Network Construction and Design Safety Evaluation at the Marine Engineering Research Centre of SHI.

Under the MoU, the two organisations have agreed to evaluate the construction and design safety of cyber security networks applicable to new ships. In addition, they will jointly study technologies that can respond to cyber threats faced by ships, by diagnosing ship cyber security vulnerabilities using the cyber security test beds built by SHI.

Cyber security risk management is expected to be significantly strengthened in 2021 when the IMO resolution MSC.428 (98) comes into effect. In the lead up to this date, KR and SHI will work together to enhance and support the application and verification of ship cyber security rules.

“Through this partnership and joint research with Samsung Heavy Industries, we will strengthen our ship cybersecurity certification and our technical service capabilities. KR will also continue to increase its cybersecurity technology leadership in the global maritime market using world-class construction technology through our cooperation and close working with shipyards,” said Kim Dae-heon, head of KR's Digital Technology Centre.

Shim Yong-rae, head of the Shipbuilding and Marine Research Institute of SHI, said: “We expect to considerably increase the security capabilities of smart ships through our joint research with KR, which is renowned for its cybersecurity certification technology. In addition, we will continue to deliver ships with the very latest world-class cybersecurity capabilities for our customers.”

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