Classification society DNV GL has completed type approval of the ND Secure Endpoint maritime cyber protection system and presented Israel headquartered Naval Dome with a certificate of compliance to its DNV GL CP-0231 class program.

Naval Dome is currently the only provider of cyber defence solutions to the maritime industry to have achieved Security Level 4 (SL4), the highest level of certification that can be awarded under the DNV GL rules. DNV GL CP-0231 is a type approval program developed using the international standard ISA/IEC 62443, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems. Type approval consisted of verification of the security capabilities of the ND solution, including stringent penetration testing at DNV GL’s laboratory in Trondheim, Norway.

Mate J. Csorba, DNV GL’s global service line leader for cyber security said: “We are very pleased to be able to award Naval Dome this certification. Our team supported them throughout the certification process, culminating in a four-day long test period, where ND demonstrated the cyber robustness of systems protected by their Secure Endpoint against a variety of methods commonly used by cyber attackers. This is the first time we have worked with a customer on SL4 and after a very intensive and cooperative process, we can verify that they meet the requirements set forth in the standard and our class programme.”

Naval Dome CTO Asaf Shefi said: “DNV GL type- approval of the ND Secure Endpoint cyber security system is an important development for both Naval Dome and the global ship-owning community. As the only cyber security provider to have achieved this level of certification, it delivers further confidence to shipowners that our system is verified to offer ships’ systems a very high level of defence against cyber-attacks.”

The Naval Dome Secure Endpoint system is a cyber defence system that encapsulates existing maritime OEM vendor software while adding a variety of advanced cyber security mechanisms. The solution requires no changes to the original software, nor does it change the operation of the Original Equipment Manufacturers’ software.

Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela said: “Naval Dome’s type approved Secure Endpoint sets the standard in the marine industry for cyber security. We are now working with a number of OEMs to ensure that their systems are supplied with state-of-the-art cyber protection.”

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