What is the Maritime Cyber Baseline?
The Maritime Cyber Baseline is an IASME Consortium ran scheme that is Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) supported scheme helping vessels become cyber compliant.
Being Maritime Cyber Baseline compliant entitles vessels of all types and sizes (commercial yachts, private yachts and shipping vessels) to cyber compliance in line with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
The IMO Resolution MSC.428(98) stipulates that reasonable and appropriate measures must be taken to secure maritime vessels and systems from cyber attack. Rely on our extensive maritime experience and let us work with you achieve IMO compliance with the Maritime Cyber Security certification. The IMO resolution has three important requirements for owners and management companies of vessels:
- AFFIRMS that an approved safety management system should take into account cyber risk management in accordance with the objectives and functional requirements of the ISM Code;
- ENCOURAGES Administrations to ensure that cyber risks are appropriately addressed in safety management systems no later than the first annual verification of the company’s Document of Compliance after 1 January 2021;
- ACKNOWLEDGES the necessary precautions that could be needed to preserve the confidentiality of certain aspects of cyber risk management
The Maritime Cyber Baseline was developed by IASME in response to the IMO’s recent cyber security resolution. IASME’s Maritime Cyber Baseline standard offers maritime vessels a straightforward, painless and affordable solution to prove they have taken proactive steps towards cyber security.
The scheme has been designed specifically to be accessible to all types of commercial maritime organisations and vessels – whether big or small.