Ascenz Marorka obtains type approval for cyber-security from Bureau Veritas

Ascenz Marorka obtains type approval for cyber-security from Bureau Veritas

Paris – 12 March 2024. Ascenz Marorka [1], a GTT Group company, announces that it has been granted a type approval for cyber-security for its digital solutions by the classification society Bureau Veritas.

The technological evolution in the maritime sector has brought to the forefront significant risks associated with cyber-attacks, affecting the safety of individuals, the marine environment or everyone’s personal data. Faced with this reality, maritime companies need to adopt proactive protection measures and robust defence strategies to ensure the continuity and the safety of their operations.

In this context, the type approval for cyber-security granted by Bureau Veritas highlights the ability of the Ascenz Marorka solutions to meet the cyber-security challenges of the maritime sector with resilience and reliability. Benefiting from robust protection for our computer systems, encrypting the data used and being able to isolate the networks are some examples of approved functionalities. This approval demonstrates the Ascenz Marorka commitment to helping build a sustainable future, while ensuring maximum cyber protection for our customers.

Anouar Kiassi, Managing Director of Ascenz Marorka, said: “The safety of our customers’ data is at the heart of our strategy. We are very proud of this approval, which reflects our commitment to protecting our customers’ operations. Having a trusted third party like Bureau Veritas certify our solution is the best proof we can offer our customers to show them how seriously we monitor and mitigate evolving cyber risks and how much we care about protecting their assets”.

Paul Delouche, Advanced Services Director of Bureau Veritas, said: “As a Class Society, Bureau Veritas is thrilled to find that key players in the maritime industry, such as Ascenz Marorka, are seeking Certification to demonstrate their level of cybersecurity maturity. With IACS UR E27 entering into force on July 1st, 2024, Ascenz Marorka has successfully anticipated what many vendors will need to accomplish in the coming months: demonstrating that their connected products meet, and sometimes even exceed, stringent cybersecurity requirements. This Certification rewards the exemplary commitment of Ascenz Marorka teams in strengthening their digital solutions and demonstrates Bureau Veritas’ readiness to promote cybersecurity as a catalyst for digitalization.”

This certification covers the Ascenz Marorka applications related requirements included in “NR467 Bureau Veritas Rules for the Classification of Steel Ships”, “NR659 Bureau Veritas Rules on Cyber Security or the Classification of marine units” and “IACS UR E27 Rev.1 (Sep 2023) Cyber resilience of on-board systems and equipment”.

[1] The approval has been received by Ascenz Marorka ehf.

About Ascenz Marorka :  

Ascenz Marorka, a GTT company, is a leading provider of digital solutions for Smart Ships in the maritime industry, offering one of the most comprehensive, innovative and reliable digital platforms for ship owners and charterers around the world.  

Ascenz Marorka, a GTT company, is the result of a merger between two pioneering maritime digitalization companies: Ascenz, a Singaporean company specializing in Electronic Fuel and Bunkering Monitoring, and Marorka, an Icelandic expert in vessel performance management, data acquisition, and modelling. 

Ascenz Marorka’s vision is to harness high-performance digital technology to enhance ship safety, efficiency, and reduce the environmental impact of the maritime industry. 

Ascenz Marorka portfolio comprises solutions for LNG Cargo Management, Electronic Fuel Monitoring, Vessel Performance Management, Emissions Monitoring, Operational and Regulatory Reporting, Weather Routing… 

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