Hyundai Heavy gets cyber security certificate for VLCC

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Hyundai Heavy gets cyber security certificate for VLCC

Hyundai Heavy Industries said on Monday that it received a cyber security certificate for its very large crude carrier (VLCC) from U.S.-based shipping organization American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Hyundai Heavy’s new vessel, which is expected to be delivered to a shipping company in Europe later this month, is the first VLCC to receive the certification.

The certification was recently awarded after an inspection by ABS late last month on the security of the ship’s main control and communications systems.

Paul R. Walters, director of the Global ABS CyberSafety program, said the new certification allows for stronger shipping security against the growing number of cyber threats.

“Through global accreditation of cyber security technology, Hyundai Heavy Industries is able to provide ships with increased security to shipping companies,” said Walters. “It will become a next-generation ship that can respond to the increasing threat to cyber security.”

Hyundai Heavy’s newest accreditation comes as the shipping industry has placed greater importance on cyber security as many shipping companies have become targets of cyber attacks.

By Chae Yun-hwan
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