Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering has been issued with a factual statement of Cyber SECURITY Capability for its vessel data monitoring system

June 20, 2022

On June 15, 2022, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co., Ltd. (President: Koichi Miyajima, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. Hereafter SHI-ME) received the factual statement of “ShipRight Cyber SECURITY Capability (Level 1:Established)” from Llyod’s Register.

Due to the development in satellite communications, there is a growing demand for addressing the risks and establishing security capabilities against cyber attacks.
To verify that our digitally connected vessel monitoring system, the Automatic Voyage and Engine Data Acquisition System (AVEDAS), has sufficient and efficient security measures against cyber threats, SHI-ME implemented a risk assessment and obtained approval from Lloyd’s Register and Nettitude Inc.

Lightwell Co., Ltd., rendered significant assistance in the development of AVEDAS, and , an onboard data collection platform of Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (FURUNO Open Platform, FOP) is adopted.

To the actual ship, cyber security and risk management should be introduced by shipowners as well. SHI-ME will continue enhancing its protective measures through collaboration with shipowners and all maritime stakeholders and contribute to establishing sustainable shipping by providing safer ships.

【Factual Statement of ShipRight Cyber SECURITY Capability (Level 1: Established)】