Wartsila Translink compliant with latest DNV GL cybersecurity rules

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(HELSINKI) — The technology group Wartsila has been awarded a DNV GL type-approval certificate and cybersecurity certification by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for its Translink solution, part of the company’s connected ECDIS concept.

The cybersecurity verification has been issued according to the updated DNV GL rules and the internationally recognized standard for cybersecurity for bridge and navigation systems, IEC61162-460.Translink is a system that comprises the hardware, router, and software components. Together, they ensure that data can be encrypted as it is transmitted across the network using the latest protocols of cybersecurity. The certificates validate that the Translink Gateway has the key components in place to ensure secure operations. They also denote Wartsila’s commitment to developing cyber secure products in support of critical infrastructure and operations.

Wartsila achieved the certification after in-depth analysis by DNV GL, an independent third party, verifying that the system follows best practices on cybersecurity. The product is type approved and ready to be applied for vessels with the DNV GL Cyber Secure class notation, while the IEC reference aligns it with the industry prerequisites, as well as any regulatory requirements.

“Digitalization offers more efficient and better ways of operating and designing vessel equipment, such as integrated voyage planning including the remote update of ECDIS charts. With a third-party cyberverification, vessel owners can take advantage of such new technologies with assurance that it follows best practice cybersecurity design. Wartsila Voyage has achieved the first cybersecure type approval using the updated February 2020 type approval program,” said Jarle Coll Blomhoff, group leader, cybersafety and security, DNV GL.

“Great work has been done to ensure that Wartsila Translink not only complies, but sets the standard for ship-to-shore data exchange through secure channels. The full compliancy with IEC61162-460 and DNV GL Cyber Secure rules takes Wartsila Translink to an unprecedented level of security, quality and trust,” said Anton Karelskiy, solution manager, Wartsila Voyage.

By Professional Mariner Staff