Lloyd's Register has signed a MoU with Israel-based Naval Dome aimed at establishing standards and guidelines for maritime cyber defence.
As a result of the agreement, the classification society will carry out a series of pilot tests using the Naval Dome's cybersecurity software on-board a Lloyd's Register-classed vessel.
Using intelligence agency security technology, Naval Dome's device blocks internal and external cyberattacks to provide maximum protection with minimal human intervention. It integrates with existing systems and software, providing real-time cyber alerts and blocks malicious files to prevent unauthorised access to critical systems and data.
"The objective is to establish standards around cyber defence in the maritime space, utilising Naval Dome's expertise. We will then test the system with our customers to make sure that it provides the requisite level of security without disruption to their systems and operations," Ran Merkazy, Vice President, Product & Services Innovation (CTO Group), Lloyd's Register, said.
Itai Sela, Chief Executive Officer, Naval Dome, added, "The lack of guidelines and standards for creating a more secure maritime environment is the shipping industry's Achilles' heel. With human operator error the cause of a significant number of security breaches, the MoU we have signed with Lloyd's Register will help create a more effective end-to-end solution for cyber defence."