Maritime Cyber Baseline Audit

Get the Maritime Cyber Baseline Audit for your vessel

The Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme is operated by IASME and provides an affordable and practical way for shipping operators and vessel owners to improve their Cyber Security to reduce the likelihood of a cyber-attack disrupting their day-to-day operations. The scheme is supported by RINA, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and enables a path to compliance with the IMO Maritime Cyber Risk Management guidelines. The scheme is open to vessels of all sizes and classifications, including yachts, commercial, passenger ships and merchant vessels.

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:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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.

 

Benefits of Certification

  • Give Owners, crew and passengers ultimate peace of mind that their data will be protected when on board your vessel.
  • Comply with flag states and port authorities across the globe.
  • Demonstrate your high-level cyber compliance with an IASME consortium and RINA-backed digital certificate in maritime cyber security which can be proudly displayed on across communications.

How to achieve and maintain certification

In order to achieve the Maritime Cyber Baseline certification for a given vessel, it is necessary to follow the following practical pathway:

  • Stage 1:
    Answer a series of easy-to-understand questions and complete the verified self-assessment using the IASME online platform.
  • Stage 2:
    One of our IASME assessors undertakes a review of your systems, processes and collates evidence to verify the answers provided in stage 1. The applicant receives feedback from the assessor on how they can improve the security of their vessel depending on the answers provided to the various questions.
  • Stage 3:
    Once your self-assessment has been verified, you will be officially awarded vessel certification for 3 years.
  • Stage 4:
    In order to maintain certification, the vessel owner/operator must complete and pass an annual verified self-assessment on the first and second anniversary of the audit to demonstrate their continued compliance.

Verified Self Assessment

The verified self-assessment requires ship owners/operators to answer a series of questions about their vessel using the IASME secure online portal. The owner of the vessel, or the management company, is required to sign a declaration attesting that the answers to the questions are accurate and the answers to the questions are marked by one of our IASME Maritime Cyber assessors. The applicant receives feedback from the assessor on how they can improve the security of their vessel depending on the answers provided to the various questions.

Smaller vessels under 500 GRT are required to complete the verified self-assessment stage only to achieve certification. The cost is £750.

Maritime Cyber Baseline Audit

About our Maritime Cyber Baseline Assessors

Our Maritime Cyber assessors are a little different from our peers assessors. Because we work a lot in the maritime industry, all of our assessors at STCW certified. STCW stands for ‘Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping’. STCW came into force in 1978 as Governments agreed to standardise training around the world. STCW Basic Safety Training, as it is known today is required by all seafarers who are working onboard commercial ships or Superyachts. Within our team we have certified licensed 500 tonne captains and commercially endorsed Ocean Masters.

Maritime Cyber Baseline – Audited

The audited stage involves our assessor visiting your vessel to review systems, processes and to verify the answers provided in the self-assessment. This level must be completed by all vessels 500 GRT or over to achieve certification.

The audit follows a strict schedule to ensure that all vessels are certified to the same criteria and the assessor will make a recommendation to IASME on whether the vessel should pass or fail the certification. Our assessor will review the audit and either agree with the recommendation or request more information to make their decision.

If the vessel passes, it is awarded Maritime Cyber Baseline certification which lasts for three years. To maintain certification, the vessel owner/operator must complete and pass an annual verified self-assessment on the first and second anniversary of the audit to demonstrate their continued compliance.

All vessels of 500 GRT or over are required to complete both the verified self-assessment stage and the audited stage to achieve certification. The cost is £1950.

Pricing

The Maritime Cyber Security Baseline audit is £1950.00

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