Get the Maritime Cyber Baseline Audit for you vessel

The Maritime Cyber Baseline scheme 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.

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 is required to sign a declaration attesting that the answers to the questions are accurate and the answers to the questions are marked by an IASME Maritime Cyber assessor. 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.


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.

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