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IACS Development on Cyber System Requirements

Update on 24 Apr 2023:

IACS published E26 on Cyber resilience of ships and E27 on Cyber resilience of on-board systems and equipment (link), to be implemented by IACS Societies on ships contracted for construction on or after 1 January 2024.

UR E26 aims to ensure the secure integration of both Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) equipment into the vessel’s network during the design, construction, commissioning, and operational life of the ship. This UR targets the ship as a collective entity for cyber resilience and covers five key aspects: equipment identification, protection, attack detection, response, and recovery.

UR E27 aims to ensure system integrity is secured and hardened by third-party equipment suppliers. This UR provides requirements for cyber resilience of onboard systems and equipment and provides additional requirements relating to the interface between users and computer-based systems onboard, as well as product design and development requirements for new devices before their implementation onboard ships.

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